I got through almost the whole devotional before an “if, then” proposition stopped me.
If you accepted God as your God, you would accept him as the one that is fitter to measure out your part of earthly things than you yourselves. Then you would rest in his wisdom, will, and fatherly providence; and not shift for yourselves by sinful means. ~The Park Forum 01/24/19
Time to go back to Step Three I wondered?
Admitting, believing, and doing are the three dimensions of my daily recovery.
- If I acknowledge my powerlessness over people, places and things, especially booze, then I believe I can live this day sober and sane.
- If, I have admitted, and come to believe in a power greater than myself, then what?
Turning my will and life over to the care of God as I understand Him means having made some changes, I can expect some changes.
- If today, nothing changes in my life, what – or whom — am I unwilling, or unable to change?
- What – or whom — am I facing today that God cannot change, or carry for me?
- Just for today, can I get over myself?
- Will I give over what – or whom — I can’t change, let go of, or master?
The questions are not new. They remind me, no matter how much sobriety I have my daily choice is letting go and letting God because I have come to believe He did not die and leave me in charge.
“I’ve made myself available
to those who haven’t bothered to ask.
I’m here, ready to be found
by those who haven’t bothered to look. ~Isaiah 65:2
Thanks for reading — I’d love to hear — read — your thoughts!
Love in Christ,
Sober and Grateful