Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Reflection for the Day
We must never be blinded by the futile philosophy that we are just the hapless victims of our inheritance, of our life experience, and of our surroundings – that these are the sole forces that make our decisions for us. This is not the road to freedom. We have to believe that we can really choose. As addictive persons, we lost our ability to choose whether we would pursue our addictions. Yet we finally did make choices that brought about our recovery.
Do I believe that in “becoming willing,” I have made the best of all choices?
Today I Pray
May I shed the idea that I am the world’s victim, an unfortunate creature caught in a web of circumstance, inferring that others ought to “make it up to me” because I have been given a bad deal on this earth. We are always given choices. May God help me to choose wisely.
Today I Will Remember
God is not a puppeteer.
You are reading from the book:
A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation