If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.
Don’t limit your possibilities to only that which present conditions would seem to dictate for you. Dare to believe in the dream or vision that you have received. Trust in its fulfillment, refusing to compromise or accept anything less.
You’ll never really know just where it might lead you, until you are willing to take that step of faith, and boldly follow the path less traveled.
Thought for the day
Now how can I apply the above to my daily program of recovery? Well for one thing do not accept progress rather than perfection in your behavior… especially your physical sobriety. Do not allow yourself to be conned into believing that anything less than absolute freedom from immoral and addictive behavior is acceptable. Progress rather than perfection applies only to spiritual progress not to behavior. We must strive to be free from all addictive behavior in order to be free from addiction!
And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, “did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you…” ~Judges 6:12-16 (NKJV)~
Jesus replied, “Why do you say `if you can’? Anything is possible for someone who has faith!” ~Mark 9:23 (CEV)~
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
~Jesus / Luke 18:27~