24-08: Inspiration or Aspiration?

Inspiration or Aspiration?

Quote
The world does not need super-men, but super-natural men.  Men who will
persistently turn the self out of their lives and let Divine Power work through
them…Let inspiration take the place of aspiration. ~The Two Listeners~

Meditation

What a
difference it makes, when we begin to do things from the sense of inspiration
that comes from deep within, rather than from a perspective of selfish
aspiration.  Doors that have always remained closed will suddenly begin to
open.  Things which once seemed impossible in your own power will be seen
as having infinite possibility.  All things become possible for those that
will only believe…And, selfishly motivated ambitions begin to be replaced
with a divine sense of purpose.  

 

Thought for the day

If recovery is
a spiritual process and it is, and if you are committed to your recovery
then…where is your fruit.  Are you
planting, seeding, watering, pruning or harvesting?  Are you being of service to your fellows?  Are you a new creation at home?  Are you praying with your family? Are
you there for your kids, teaching them, disciplining them, guiding them? When
was the last time you did something for someone other than your family?  Go out today and do something terrific
for someone else…Oh, and do it anonymously! 

Scriptures
I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has
given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves. 
He has made
everything beautiful in its time.  He also has planted eternity in men’s
hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the
ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy]…
~Ecclesiastes 3:10,11 (Amp)~

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an
opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  For all
the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your
neighbor as yourself."I say then:  Walk in the Spirit, and
you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusts against
the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one
another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.  But if you are
led by the Spirit, you are not under the law…But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
self-control.  Against such there is no law.  And those who are
Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in
the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. ~Galatians 5:13,14,16-18,22-25
(NKJV)~

 

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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