I am who I am . . . and that makes me valuable; not what I do, the meditation book counseled.
In the context of the book, I am recovering from complexities of alcoholism, from its presence in my family of origin to my own disease. (Not Gonna Let dysfunction define me)
Note the present continuous verb form.
Recovery means action.
But action . . . the steps I take . . . also mean resting, listening for God’s direction, like the daily reading suggests.
I have come to believe the value of who I am is because of WHOSE I am.
God called in so many ways; ways that the disease of alcoholism, in my family and my own, ignored His voice. It was sadly true: He called and all He got was a busy signal!
Even in recovery, my busyness — even with good stuff – muffles His voice.
But this is the Easter season!
Both creation and Scripture are collaborating, as Psalm19 declares, to sharpen my hearing, and still the busyness of who I am trying to become what I want to be.
Who I Am
Yep – I have a past filled with boring, silly, mean, stupid stuff – and a few good things. But because of Christ, I have a present—truly a gift.
So, just for today I am going to open and enjoy!
I want to live this day out. I want to live this day out as though it were the first day of my life because that is of course what it is. ~ Frederick Buechner
Happy Easter dear Readers! May you come quickly to know WHOSE you are!
Love in Christ,
Sober and Grateful!
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
5 Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
6 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love,
which you have shown from long ages past.
7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
Remember me in the light of your unfailing love,
for you are merciful, O Lord.~ Psalm 25