JANUARY 18 Reflection for the Day
If we are determined to stop gambling, there must be no reservations whatsoever, nor any lurking notion that our obsession will someday reverse itself. Our regeneration comes through the splendid paradox of the Twelve Steps: strength arises from complete defeat, and the loss of one’s old life is a condition for finding a new one.
Am I convinced that in powerlessness, power comes? Am I certain that, by releasing my life and will, I am released?
Today I Pray
May I know power through powerlessness, victory through surrender, triumph through defeat. May I learn to relinquish any trace of secret pride that I can “do it by myself.” Let my will be absorbed and steered by the omnipotent will of God.
Today I Will Remember
Let go and let God.