I WILL CLIMB EVERY HILL AND CROSS EVERY VALLEY SO THAT I MAY GET BETTER AND SHARE THE STORY OF MY RECOVERY WITH NEW MEMBERS AT MY NEXT REGULAR MEETING.
“Admitting our helplessness, we can abandon our desperate attempts to control everybody and everything, and simply ‘go with the flow,’ taking life as it comes. Many people, emerging from depression or from a major trauma, do this when they decide to take ‘one day at a time.'”
This is the hard part, trying to stay out of the past and avoid living in the future. It’s wise to be as aware as I can of what is going on inside of me and around me. One man who is a regular at our group meeting said that the trouble with those who were depressed, including himself, was that he always felt sorry for himself. He was overwhelmed that his self-pity would never help him feel better. He’s right. It won’t!
I need to study the steps, especially Step Eleven in which it states that I should make conscious contact with God as I understand God, praying only to do His will for me. This is the letting go that will help me to relax and help me try and live one day at a time.
Jesus said don’t worry about tomorrow because there are enough worries to concern ourselves with today. He was right. Just keep praying that God, as we know Him, will give us all we need when we need it, and how we need it. It will all come when it is supposed to.
SOURCE: Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for 12 step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications, Louisville, Ky 40217.
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