Saturday, 1 April 2017

A WOMAN’S SPIRIT #essentialsofrecovery

Take a risk. Being absolutely safe can also be lonely. I might get hurt or rejected, but I might also find a new friend—and that’s worth a risk.

~ Mary Timberlake ~

Having a Higher Power who is here to help us is the most important gift of this recovery program. Perhaps for the first time in our lives we no longer feel alone with our fears and problems. We know that we can quietly ask our Higher Power to walk us toward the solutions for problems that have snarled our lives. We are learning quickly that within each situation is an opportunity for a lesson we have needed to learn.

Whenever we fail to remember that God is with us, we dread taking even the small risks of everyday life. Meeting someone new at work or being paired up with a new partner at cards can undermine our confidence when we feel alone and conspicuous. Being obsessed with how we are being perceived rather than remembering that God is always with us is part of our disease. Risk taking, with the help of our Higher Power, is part of our healing. Every time we take a risk, we strengthen our willingness to take another.

With God’s help today I will know a new level of confidence and peace with each risk I take.

© 1994 by Hazelden Foundation
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