“The answers will come if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others.” (Big Book, Page __) Recognizing the intentions behind our actions helps us focus on the importance of getting and keeping our own house in order before we can effectively help others.
Today, I will pause and ask if what I am doing is selfish or not. I will examine whether I have a self-serving motive or if I am just trying to be helpful to others.