Aug. 21, 2014 – A Day at a Time


serenity prayer 11A Day at a Time
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Reflection for the Day
After we take an inventory, determining and admitting the exact nature of our wrongs, we become “entirely ready,” as the Sixth Step suggests, “to have God remove all these defects of character.” Sure, it’s easy to feel like that and be “entirely ready” on a morning-after, but we know in such desperate moments that our motive may be remorse rather than repentance, induced more by a throbbing head than a contrite heart. The further we get away from the last addictive binge, the better the wrong-doing looks – more innocent, possibly even more attractive.

Am I ready THEN to “have God remove all these defects of character …?”

Today I Pray
May I be “entirely ready” for God to remove my defects of character. May those words “entirely ready” re-summon my determination in case it should fade with time and sobriety. May God be my strength, since I alone cannot erase my faults.

Today I Will Remember
I am “entirely ready.”

Hazelden Foundation

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