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

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2 thoughts on “God-Incidences

  • August 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Wow, Barbara. A great reminder for me this morning. Back home from a wonderful & cool trip to Colorado, in the heat here, my attitude was slipping a bit. Back to reality & finding gratitude. Perfect combo for me today.

    • August 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      🙂 Miss you!

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