Just a Thought…
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. ~Tyron Edwards~
Everything that you are, everything that you will be, everything that you will do…begins with a simple thought. Be ever diligent to guard your thought life, for it is the thoughts that we entertain and give place to that become the desires of our heart. Ultimately they shape and mold us into the person we will become.
Thought for the day
The above meditation may be true for healthy, normal people but we must remember that our best thinking got us into a life of addiction. When we enter SAA and begin our attempt to be reborn into a new creation our feelings form the foundation of our recovery. Even though we must be fully aware of our thought life, it is essential that we begin our recovery from our gut and our heart. It is far too common for addicts to believe that regarding their addiction, “they can figure it out” when in fact our mind early on in sobriety is like a bad neighborhood; we shouldn’t go there alone. Early on in sobriety we may strive to guard our thoughts, but we must resolve to live in the now, centered and grounded and mindful of our feelings. Eventually we will need to work on our conscious and unconscious thought life but for now the name of the game is “Come on Down”.
Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed…Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods; For as he thinks in his heart, so is he… ~Proverbs 16:3,23:6,7 (Amp)~
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
~2 Corinthians 10:4,5~
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.