Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Only when we humbly ask for help are we ready to receive it
On occasion, our problems seem overwhelming, and we don’t know where to turn. Our job is stressful. Our health is failing. But many of us face no truly threatening situations, and we still have problems. Being alive, being human, means having experiences that trouble us.
It’s hard to ask for help when we are in a troubling situation because we fear that means we are inadequate. After all, we are grown men and women who have taken care of others and ourselves for years. We don’t have the wisdom to handle every situation, and yet we think we should. Seeking guidance from friends, sponsors, and our Higher Power gets easier with practice. Asking for help is a learned behavior. And practice we must!
But just as important as the seeking is the receiving. Are we actually open to the wisdom offered? Do we want it badly enough to truly listen to the guidance?
I will open my heart to God’s wisdom today and find help for whatever troubles me.
You are reading from the book:
A Life of My Own by Karen Casey. © 1993 by Hazelden Foundation