I can't use a character defect to do anything effective

I used to think my anger helped me. Today I realize that anger, and any character defect, only weakens me. I used to think selfishness, impatience, dishonesty and other character defects helped me get my way. But all they got me was drunk and more afraid.


Today I will remember that character defects don't help my cause. I will remember that I cannot change God's plan, and that I will stay sober and serene if I gratefully adapt to God's plan rather than use a character defect to fight it.