As long as I stubbornly hang on to the conviction that l can live solely by my individual strength and intelligence, a working faith in my Higher Power is impossible. This is true, no matter how strongly I believe that God exists. My spiritual beliefs—no matter how sincere—will remain forever lifeless if I continue trying to play God myself.
What it comes down to is that, as long as we place self-reliance first, true reliance upon a Higher Power is out of the question.
How strong is my desire to do God’s will?
Today I Pray
I pray that I may not place my self-reliance above reliance on God. May I know that there is no conflict between taking responsibility for my own actions, which I have been taught is the essence of maturity, and looking to God for guidance. May I remember that if I stick to the “do it myself” rule, it is like refusing to ask for a road map from a tourist information bureau—and wandering around forever lost.
Today I Will Remember
Maturity is knowing where to go for help.