Can I accept the tasks my Higher Power gives me, easy or hard?

I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.
–Albert Camus

“Later.” How often have we said this? This trick helps us avoid the tasks of the day. Life is full of tasks – many fun, some boring, and others hard. Can I accept the tasks my Higher Power gives me, easy or hard?

When we used alcohol or other drugs, we’d avoid tasks if they became hard for us. We believed we had more control than we really did. We started to believe we could control outcomes. What we really were doing was setting ourselves up for a great fall. We had to face the fact that when our Higher Power had given us a task, we said no, and turned away. Thus, we turned away from the guiding hand of our Higher Power.

Prayer for the Day

God, help me face You and the tasks You give me. Make me a grateful student of life.

Today’s Action

Today I will talk with friends. I will tell them what tasks I’m working on.

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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