Men ablaze are invincible. Hell trembles when men kindle. ~Samuel Chadwick~
You must develop a consuming passion for that which you are pursuing if you ever hope to achieve a measurable level of success in it. If not, you will become ever more willing to accept less than your best effort, satisfied with simply maintaining the "status quo", and as a result, only achieve mediocrity in the endeavor. Light your inner fire and find that which ignites a passion within you cannot be quenched…and watch any obstacles that may stand in your way begin to disappear as quickly as they arise!
Thought for the day
There is a great deal of difference between want and desire. We may want recovery but if we desire it we will be consumed by it. Desire is want with a fire.
Do I approach every day with a desire to make all my decisions be consistent with my recovery? Do I pray, meditate, watch my words and read spiritual books? Do I serve others and stay in the now? Do I attend at least a couple of meetings per week? Do my actions match my desires? Jose Feliciano used to sing; “come on baby, light my fire”. Well, guess what? Your sponsor is not your baby and he/she can’t light your fire. It is an inside job. Do you really simply want or do you desire recovery?
…he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: ~Luke 3:16~
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance…And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel…And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
For our God is a consuming fire. ~Hebrews 12:29~