Friday, May 26, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Impulsive reactions never benefit us
Immediate responses to every situation aren’t necessary. But sometimes we make snap decisions because we fear looking inadequate or stupid. Unfortunately, because we don’t pause long enough to think through a response or to ask God for guidance, we often do look ignorant -just what we had hoped to avoid.
Our recovery program gives us permission to slow down, to wait for guidance from our Higher Power. It also helps us assess our strengths along with our weaknesses. Understanding that each of us is a worthwhile human being with a unique purpose is a gift of this program.
My contribution to every experience today can be according to God’s will, if I ask for knowledge of it.
You are reading from the book:
A Life of My Own by Karen Casey. © 1993 by Hazelden Foundation