Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
We’re not given more than we can handle
Sometimes I take on more than I can comfortably manage – that’s one of the ways in which my life becomes unmanageable. It happens when I’m operating according to self-will rather than the will of a Higher Power.
I believe that God does not expect more of me than I can produce, that along with the challenges and difficulties I encounter comes the strength I need to cope with them and learn from them. When chaos threatens, I’m either taking on more than I should, or I’m not using the resources available to me.
With recovery, we learn to arrange our priorities so that we do not get worn out with compulsive activity and busy-ness. Everything becomes more manageable when we’re not trying to run the show by ourselves. Solid experience teaches us that support is always at hand, that our Higher Power comes through for us when we ask for help.
I will face today’s tasks confident that I will be given the ability to accomplish my Higher Power’s will for me.
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