Today’s Reminder: Unselfishness
“Love is unselfishly choosing for another’s highest good.”
~ C.S. Lewis ~
Spiritual Principles Series
Interestingly enough, when we begin to work a program of recovery the spiritual principles outlined for us are often hardest to practice in our own homes. We are willing to show those in our workplace, social setting and communities grace and selfless actions. But often when the opportunity arises in our family systems it becomes more difficult. The family has suffered tremendously as a result of not only addiction but resentment, hurt pride, selfish behavior and many forms of the ego inflation. This is the playing ground that often needs our unselfish intentions the most. We cannot will ourselves into these motives any more than the addict can will themselves into sobriety. The common denominator for everyone involved is the connection with their Higher Power. When we begin to seek a relationship with Him through a family recovery program our actions begin to shift from a place of needing our way to a place of willingness to play the role God has assigned us today.
3 C’s of Al-Anon
- We didn’t CAUSE it
- We can’t CONTROL it
- We can’t CURE it
AND WE WON’T CONTRIBUTE TO IT TODAY
Questions to Consider This Week
- What are three ways this week that I can practice the spiritual principle of unselfishness with those in my life?
- Will I invite God into my plans to be unselfish to decipher the difference between being selfless for others and doing for those in recovery what they can and should be doing for themselves?