Self-will is not a bad thing to have but when it runs riot it means that we exaggerate everything in our being and it produces failure. As addicts in active use our self-will always runs riot. We try so hard to make life work in addiction but it never ever does.
The only way we can get a hold of the self-will run riot is to surrender. Some may feel that surrender makes us less than but that’s not true. When we surrender we realize that we cannot run our own show anymore. We MUST give up. If we do not give up we will not be successful in the fellowships.
I am grateful for my new ability to face criticism. Today I will not react to criticism. I pray that I may face criticism in a healthy manner.