2022 – Day Sixty-Five – Thought for Today

Selfishness is a common trait for us. In recovery. As we progress through the Twelve Steps. Focusing on the goal of Step Twelve ‘SERVICE we are encouraged to put others before ourselves. This was a new concept for me. The way I try to implement it today is through focusing on recovery and what I can do to help others to achieve recovery and continually grow spiritually. There is one area in my life where I still remain selfish. That is in the area of recovery. Anything that happens in my life that threatens my recovery has to go. Someone asked me once ‘Why is your recovery more important than your faith?’ to which my answer was and still is ‘If I didn’t have recovery my faith would be meaningless and irrelevant.’

Deeply respect God. Serve and worship Him exclusively. Back up your promises with His name. Worship Him with gladness. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.  No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. Now that we’re no longer shackled to that domineering mate of sin we’re free to live a new life in the freedom of God. It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows.

Just for today Lord help me to serve others where I can and to do so as You would serve them. Let me live today a day worthy of the freedom You have given me.

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