Recovery Thought #286
“When we retire for the night, we constructively review our day …. On awakening let us let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead…. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that ot be divorced from self-pity, dishonesty or self seeking motives.” ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. pg 86
I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives. 1 Chronicles 29:17
Step 10 says WE CONTINUED TO TAKE PERSONAL INVENTORY: take time, every day at the end of the day and look at how you acted, reacted and responded in the situations you found yourself through the day. AND WHEN WE WERE WRONG PROMPTLY ADMITTED IT: God will protect us if we are willing to admit when we get it wrong and rely on Him to do better today than we did yesterday, on him. When we admit we get it wring He empowers us, strengthens us and creates opportunities to make right what we did wring today,
The verse above asks God to rejoice when He finds integrity in our hearts: Integrity is a long-term character trait, It is acquired through continued faith in God, believing He can and will help you to do better today than you did yesterday. We need to remain faithful to God, not only when we begin the recovery journey but through our entire lives. We must guard ourselves against complacency and never rest on our past achievements or reputations.