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Dec. 18, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Reflection for the Day
I’m learning – all too slowly, at times – that when I give up the losing battle of trying to run my life in my own way, I gain abiding peace and deep serenity. For many of us, that learning process is a painfully slow one. Eventually, however, we understand that there are only two wills in the world, my will and God’s. Whatever is within my direct control is my will; whatever is beyond my direct control is His will. So I try to accept that which is beyond my control as God’s will for me.

Am I beginning to realize that by surrendering my will to the Divine Will, I am for the first time living without turmoil and without anxiety?

Today I Pray
May I hope that my will can be congruent with the all-encompassing will of God. I pray that I will know immediately if my will is in a useless tug-of-war with His Divine Will. May I trust God now to guide my will according to his Master Plan – and to make His purpose mine.

Today I Will Remember
Achievement comes when my will is in harmony with God’s.

Hazelden Foundation

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