Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
WILL POWER = Our WILL-ingness to use a Higher POWER.
One of the greatest decisions any of us ever made concerned our Third Step. This decision seemed to go against everything we wanted to do. We all know so well that every time we tried to manage our own lives, we produced misery and heartache. Human beings seem created to fight the decision to give up control. Yet this decision in Step Three, very hard for us to make, was one of the greatest decisions we ever made.
When we did our Third Step, we merely embraced the truth. When we decided to let God be God, we were able to participate in the plan. Whenever we let go and let God, we become a player on a team that will always win.
What I knew in the past was mostly failure; the decision to let God’s will become mine continues to make sense.
You are reading from the book:
Easy Does It © 1999 by Hazelden Foundation