Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Life One Day at a Time

Matt Talbot did not make a New Year's resolution to stop drinking, but he did sign a three month pledge with a priest to not drink. During those first three months he frequently told his mother that he honestly didn't think he would make it, but with the grace of God and the help of others he did make it, one day at a time. In order to do so, he had to make major changes in his life, which centered on doing God's will. (JB)

Resolution: One Day at a Time

Sober Catholic Blogspot

December 31, 2009

As we begin a new year soon, we are often reminded of the popular cultural custom of making resolutions for the rest of the year. Always intended to be a means for self-improvement, they are ultimately self-defeating. We more often than not fail to maintain our resolve for a new and better self because we do not have the endurance or discipline necessary to think in terms of an entire year.

And so as we learn in our recovery program, mostly 12 Step ones, that we must take things "one day at a time." We can more easily comprehend the next 24 hours, or at least the stretch of hours until bedtime, than we can the next 365 days.

And therefore this is what we do. "Today I will not worry. I will worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes." Jesus says in Scripture:

Matthew 6:34: "Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil."