What are God-Incidences?
Many say in the program, there are no coincidences; some say there are many, many God-incidences. In AA we say a “coincidence” is a miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.” When I am in my right mind, having taken myself off the pity pot, and asked for help, I agree it is no coincidence God sends the help I need for the problem(s) at hand. It’s a God-incidence!
Today, the clutter, and chaos of the recent move, while waning, still irritates me! Things are not as I would wish – and I don’t have the super powers to find a place for everything and put everything in its proper place.
Stinkin’ thinkin’ alert!
It is no coincidence, then, that within the past 24-hours I was reminded about two women I know who are totally disabled, and requiring skilled care, who are struggling to adjust their needs with the reality of their care-givers’ strengths and limitations. Next, I received this little meditation from In God’s Care, (Hazleden). The opening got my attention — Coincidence or God-incidence?
When you first learn to love hell, you will be in heaven.— Thaddeus Golas
. . . if we’re unhappy with things we can’t change, we need to learn to find something good about them.. . When we have resentments about the situation we find ourselves in or the people we are with, we are creating our own unhappiness.
******* Today I ask God to help me find some good in the people and things that are hard to love
The confusion and fatigue of a move is nothing like the trauma of living in a nursing home; however, it was no coincidence I needed a reminder to adjust my attitude! I have caught myself several times a day, fomenting resentments because this or that isn’t the way I want it.
Now, I am not sure that finding something to LOVE in the midst of the diminishing chaos might be too Pollyanna-ish, but I thank God I can DO stuff other than complain, right? Oh, and I just remembered: a friend who is moving later this fall is coming by to collect used boxes.
Wait . . . Did God just answer that prayer to find some good?
Pull out the gratitude list, and start writing, I will, because indulging ingratitude is a trip to nowhere I want to go! (Planning Your Next Slip?)
Thanks for reading – How are you finding stuff to love in hard places?
Love in Christ,
Sober and Grateful