Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
We find that as we become more centered within the Higher Power part of us, our ego becomes less real, less threatening, less compelling.
— Jerry Hirshfield
It’s a struggle at times for us to remember that our Higher Power never moves away. God is as close as our breath, awaiting our invitation to take charge. Frequently this strikes us as new information. But each time a friend or a particular reading triggers our recall, we relax, because we know that God is taking over. Once again we trust that all is well.
It’s our ego that fights giving up control during the early stages of many of our troubling experiences. We are frustrated again and again as we try to force what we think is the best solution; again and again, in the end, after we’ve finally given up the struggle, God smoothes the path.
This program guarantees us a smooth trip every step of the way. All we have to do is give up control to God who is always waiting for us to turn our attention from our problems to God’s presence.
I will feel peace and joy throughout today because I’ll remember my Higher Power’s presence.
You are reading from the book:
In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation