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Motivation Mondays

Higher Power

Weekly Focal Point

“It is my confidence in a Higher Power, working in me, which releases and activates my ability to make my life a more joyous, satisfying experience. I cannot bring this about by relying on myself and my own limited ideas.”

One Day At A Time Series

The Higher Power we read about in the Twelve Steps is a spiritual idea. We may think of this Higher Power as God – Goodness, Power, Love, Spirit, Father, Friend. Or it may be nothing more than the Al-Anon group where we are last finding ourselves. Because we are willing to acknowledge that something or someone is greater than we are, it becomes a spiritual idea. The very fact of our surrender, our humility, makes it spiritual. Things really begin to happen in our lives when we accept the idea that there is a power bigger and wiser than we are. Something begins to happen when we turn to a spiritual idea for daily guidance.

3 C’s of Al-Anon

  1. We didn’t CAUSE it
  2. We can’t CONTROL it
  3. We can’t CURE it


Considerations for the Week

  1. Am I aware of areas in my life that I have not yet surrendered to my Higher Power? Can I commit to prayer and asking for the strength to turn those over?
  2. Looking back on my journey thus far, where can I see that the Power of God has showed up unfailing even though my human resources marshalled by my own will have failed me utterly? Can I take comfort in His strength today?