Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The answer to personality problems is found in a quiet return to Godlike thinking.
— Science of Mind magazine
When we’re edgy and critical or perhaps feeling inadequate or depressed, we’ve lost our attunement with God. And when acting the way God would have us act is no longer our priority, our character defects once again emerge and, in time, grow ever more numerous.
We can make the simple decision to always check out our proposed behavior against the behavior we know is from God. When we remember to think of God first before proceeding, we avoid unnecessary conflicts; we refrain from consciously hurting anyone; we manage to take our experiences restfully, moment by moment.
There’s really no mystery to having a rewarding and peaceful life. Those we notice who do have likely made a more frequent companion of God than we. The decision to work more on our own friendship with God is an easy one to make.
I will act according to God’s wishes today and, in the process, strengthen our friendship.
You are reading from the book:
In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation