Recovery Meditations–November 25, 2012–Choice–One Day at a Time

I want to share with you all a meditation that was sent to me this morning from a member of one of the recovery groups I am a part of. I could not have written it better myself, and so I want to make it clear that I did not write the following meditation. I do, however, agree that in my past I used to live my life according to a “victim mentality”, which kept me in the bondage of all of my addictions. I thought that based on what other people had done to me, this gave me a free pass in life to live carelessly and hurt myself and everyone else who came across my path. Thankfully when God came into my heart and saved me, I was given the Priceless Gift of Renewal, Restoration, and knowing that I never have to live like a victim, but rather a Champion in Christ, and help other people see that they can have the Fulfilled, Glorious Life in Him, too.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (King James Version (KJV)) states:
17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Thank You Jesus for this eternal gift that we all have the choice to have, right now!

God Bless,
Nikki DuBose

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Recovery Meditations ~ Choice ~ One Day at a Time ~ November 25, 2012
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RECOVERY MEDITATIONS
One Day at a Time
November 25, 2012

~ CHOICE ~

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The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

George Eliot

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I spent most of my life blaming others for my woes and the fact that I
was a compulsive overeater. I thought, “If you had had a mother like I
did, an ex-husband or a tough life like mine, you would also have
turned to food for comfort or to block all the painful feelings.” I
was sure that had I had an easier life like I perceived others to
have, I wouldn’t have had to do the things around food that I did. I
never took responsibility for my part in all this because, in truth, I
was the one who chose to react to my life in that way. Nobody forced
me to behave the way I did and nobody held me down and forced food
into my mouth.

I never used to realize that I do have choices in life. I can choose
not to eat foods that are harmful to me; I can choose not to surround
myself with unhealthy relationships; I can choose not to let other
people’s problems become my own; in fact, I have choices in most
things that I do. I can choose to have a more positive attitude today,
instead of focusing on all the negatives. I do not have to react to
life’s adversities with destructive behaviors. I can choose to be
active in my life rather than being reactive, likea sailing ship in a
stormy sea that is totally at the mercy of the weather. I can choose
to seize life with both hands and live it the best I know how.

ONE DAY AT A TIME . . .

Today I choose to work this program of recovery knowing that, even
with life’s difficulties, the promises of the program will come true
in my life, and I will know serenity and peace.

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