What are my priorities and why is it important to know this?


I know that in time and with care, for myself, I am going to believe that I am truly living the way the God of my understanding wants me to live.  We need to know what our priorities are. If you don’t already know this question about yourself, you can work it out by becoming something that is important to you  and asking., “Why is this important?”


I came to believe that a power greater than myself can restore me to sanity  is really one of my belief priorities and one which brings me a certain amount  of serenity everyday. I know and believe that this is what is most important to me in my life. In my efforts to free myself from the fear and insecurity of depression, I am living in the solution instead of in  the problem.

I only want to do what I believe  will allow me to live with a desire to do God’s will.   He will not let me fall back again into  the false comfort of my attachments to depression. So  much of my attachment to these ongoing negative thoughts about  myself and my future seemed to flow so  naturally into my thoughts. They have all been brought to light and are daily exposed. I am trading them in for thoughts  which are new and unfamiliar, but healthier,  as I now live with gratitude.

We need your help now God.  We seem to believe that it is all too much for us to bear with so many disappointment and burdens. We feel a bit like Job,  the Bible  character . We will attempt  for just  twenty-four hours to hang onto our faith that you God  will bring me through our darkness today. (Personal reflection).

(C) Higher  Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY. Pages 70 -71.



“…The more we want to experience the temporary comfort of the addiction the more that experience dictates the course of life’s focus.”

Our lives are not lived in  straight lines but in the cycle of a twenty-four hour period. My life used to be filled with pain and hurt. Now my days are beginning to be more hopeful and cheerful as I declare my dependence on my Higher Power rather on my depression. I am conscious of the fact that I have been habituated to thinking only one way about myself all this time, but now with my new recovery experience operating consciously in my life, this has helped me learn to go down new avenues filled with hope instead of the hopelessness and despair of the past.

My focus is on getting myself free from depression. One of the best ways is to take an inventory of my life for me to check out which of my beliefs and attitudes keep me stuck in my depression. I need to ask myself what is my strength that gets me through another day?  Not much will change in my life until I grapple with these areas of my life.


God fill up the holes in our soul which keeps us from thirsting after your justice, your peace, and your will.”