Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Are you meeting roadblocks to recovery?
A disorder means out of order, not the way things should be. Are we convinced that addictive behavior is counter to the way we are intended to function? Or do we harbor, somewhere in the back of our minds, the idea that we’ll never change our habits?
Fear of change, unwillingness to change, and lack of confidence in our ability to change are all roadblocks to recovery. Believing in our capabilities is the first step toward clearing those roadblocks and realizing our potential in recovery.
Somewhere along the line we developed an addiction, but we don’t have to be under its power forever. We can think about what a Higher Power would want for us, and we can decide to move toward that positive goal.
The roadblocks of fear, unwillingness, and lack of confidence will give way as we immerse ourselves in the Twelve Step program. We need help, and we have help. We give help, and we receive it. Changing to constructive habits may be slow sometimes, but it’s always possible.
If I’m faced with a roadblock today, I will call on my spiritual resources.
You are reading from the book:
This book is now out of print and no longer available to purchase. Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation