DecemberJust for Today

December 3 – Vision without Limits

“Perhaps for the first time, we see a vision of our new life.”

Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text page 35

In our addiction, our vision of ourselves was very limited. Each day, we went through the same routine: getting, using, and finding ways and means to get more. And that’s all we could reasonably expect for the duration of our lives. Our potential was limited.

Today, our prospects are changed. Recovery has given us a new vision of ourselves and our lives. We are no longer trapped in the endlessly gray routine of addiction. We are free to stretch ourselves in new ways, trying out new ideas and new activities. In doing so, we come to see ourselves in a new way. Our potential is limited only by the strength of the Higher Power that cares for us—and that strength has no limits.

In recovery, life and everything in it appears open to us. Guided by our spiritual principles, driven by the power given us by the God of our understanding, our horizons are limitless.

Eventually faith, humility and acceptance replace pride and rebellion. We come to know ourselves. We find ourselves growing into mature consciousness. We begin to feel better, as willingness grows into hope. Perhaps for the first time, we see a vision of our new life. With this in sight, we put our willingness into action by moving onto Step Seven.” Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous page 35.

Just for today:  I will open my eyes to the possibilities before me.  My potential is as limitless and as powerful as the God of my understanding.  Today, I will act on that potential.

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Paul T
Learning to live life again and recovering from addiction

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