The Quest For Answers

Life presents me with questions, and while some of these questions get answered – there are still many that have no answer. Wait and see . . . a phrase heard often in life. Some answers come with time, while other questions require patience and tolerance. Then there are those questions whose answers elude me. I believe I will hear the answer when I am ready, when I have learned the lesson I needed to learn to be able to understand not only the question but the answer itself. Over my lifetime I have wondered what life had in store for me, and then I found out that it was what God had in store for me. I tried for years to “arrange” my life, and it was a losing battle, as long as I continued to drink. Quite often, to my surprise God has different plans for me, and the best can do is stay ready for unanticipated events. Lately, I have had many unanswered questions, and finding the answers has certainly challenged me. There are answers to questions, most of the time I recognize these, but there are still those answers that I seek, that are simply not available to me – as yet. Acceptance, is key in dealing with unanswered questions. Patience is another principle that is needed when answers are desired, or demanded. The lessons I have learned can bring their own questions, and some of these may not have an answer. I pray for patience, acceptance and above all that my Higher Power, God, is still in charge of my life and in charge of the world.


8 thoughts on “The Quest For Answers

  1. My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    Well let’s face it; we are expected to make New Year’s resolutions and most of us can’t help having this come to mind.
    For me I resolved to do kind of like I did one day at a time during 2015 for it seems to have worked out pretty well and after all isn’t that our desire.

    My background or as someone suggested a bit earlier my default mode had come to be a daily resolution known as A Morning Resolve.

    So how about it?

    It has worked so well now for over a quarter century that I think I’ll stay on this course as best I can.
    A Morning Resolve
    I will try this day to live a simple, sincere and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

    In particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe the Holy Spirit has shown me to be right.

    And as I cannot in my own strength do this, nor even with a hope of success attempt it, I look to thee, God Of my understanding, in Jesus my Savior, and ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    . 🙂
    I’m so selfish and self-centered that when I run up on someone that is selfish and self-centered it just kind of makes me sick.

    We have some kinds of rules of behavior and etiquette which are so deeply embedded in our culture that we don’t function well and smoothly unless we generally go by them.

    Probably all of us have heard the three vital requirements of work which are to suit up, show up and be on time.
    Don’t we all kind of get along a whole lot better with each other when we also do this for lunch engagements?

    I’m Harry, grateful 12th stepper. – Georgia, US of A.

  2. Good morning family. The question that eludes me is my career path. As I mentioned before my company where i have been employed for the past 18 years was bought out by Oracle in April 2015. Everyday I expect to walk in and get laid off. So many Fellow Associates have. I truly believe I am still there by the Grace of G*d. Lately I have been relying on my G*d to help me accept this and stop the cycle of worry and anxiety. I did some foot work and sent out many resumes and had some interviews. So far nothing has come through. So I feel I need to have more faith and try very hard to.listen to G*d’s direction. Reminds me off the song ” Que Sera sera, what will be will be, the futures not ours to see. Que Sera sera”. I know if I stay close to my higher power have patience and listen, the answer will come. Not in my time but in my Anamchara’s time.

  3. So easy for me to overlook that the thing happening whilst I fret, scurry and worry about the future is my life.
    I can recall as a child how wonderfully full and endless a summers day was.
    Now, when I do as you suggest, I am able to sense the forever within the fleeting. The divine in the darting moment.
    But only as I do the work, realising that I am safe and All Is Well.
    Grateful for the Gift.

  4. Top of the morning family,
    It is written: “What are you looking for?” “Come, and you will see.”
    It’s one of many little yellow sticky notes I have posted in my readings, home, work, and in my truck. I view these nuggets when I’m supposed to. Most of the time, when I’m off guard of them.
    Yes, what am I’m searching? Is it promises not answers? Is it answers not promises? Is it better questions for deeper meaning answers?
    Didn’t I say to my well’er,(sponsor) I’m willing to go to any length. When I into thinking my amends, He gently?! reminds me:
    -Didn’t I hear you say to me that you would be willing to go to any lengths?
    -Were you lying then or are you lying now?
    @grumble- grumble + mumble-mumble+ stumble-stumble = Ah Ha moment.
    To thine own self be true.
    The truth is with Divine Mercy, stay, and I’ll have no fear. Amen

    BB, p192: The statement is, “I came into AA solely for the purpose of sobriety, but it has been through AA that I have found God.” I feel that is about the most wonderful thing that a person can do.

    As Harry S mentioned 3 vital work requirements; Let us trudge ahead on time. Get dressed. It’s going to be a good day.

  5. My goal for the new year is to stay sober. This will be my daily goal until I take my last breath. Another goal I have is to help others. Whether they need help to stay or get sober, help with connection with their HP, or the most important, food, and shelter. God blessed me with a good retirement and I believe it is my choice to help others, especially the needy. This is what helps me to stay sober. Tree, I am praying for you, but if you encounter a difficult time, let me know. You, and everyone that is a member of This24, may need some help when times are bad in your life. This is especially true for SMB, Paul (Grin), and ZuZu who donate so much of their time to This24 so that we can help each other.

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