Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
— Step Four of Alcoholic Anonymous
We avoid the Fourth Step. We put it off. We’re scared of what we will find inside of us. We may find out we’re mean, angry, selfish, and afraid. We might see how badly we’ve acted to others, to ourselves. We have power to hurt, and we’ve used it. We all have these things inside of us.
We also have love, trust, faith, and hope. We love art, music, nature, or sports. We have power to heal, and we have used it too.
The Fourth Step helps us to know our inner power. As we learn about our own power, we can use it carefully, on purpose, to do good.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me use my power to do Your will. Let Your power work through me too.
Action for the Day
Today I’ll watch my own actions and words. I’ll see how my power affects others. I’ll talk about this with my sponsor.
You are reading from the book:
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