Working The Program

I certainly know about the hard times, the bad times and those times of doubt, fear, and anxiety.  In recovery I am learning to accept the good times, instead of waiting for that “other shoe” to drop.  I used to expect bad stuff to happen to me – and while I know it still does – I also know that it is quite often offset by good events and happenings.  I can easily see my growth when I compare my “now” with my “then.”  Recovery is something that has to be worked for, it does not occur through some magic or mystical means.  It does require effort, work, and being willing to claim my seat at the tables, again and again.  God works in mysterious ways – heard that one quite often.  While it’s true that I may not understand God’s intentions or His purpose for me, that’s not my job, it is my job to suit up and show up to my recovery.  It is also my job to continue to put one foot in front of the other, and do the next right thing whenever I have doubts.  I am reminded to do what is mine to do and leave the rest in God’s loving, caring and hard-working hands.
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4 thoughts on “Working The Program

  1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.
    The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

    But this doesn’t mean that you won’t do the next right thing.
    On the contrary it means you will be doing the next right thing.
    How do I know?
    I’ve looked at life from both sides now.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

  2. What will I be able to learn from my little stumbles today?

    I have found that I learn to walk in recovery if I am able to admit I stumble and Bumble on this path. If I accept this I have more Peace and less stress. Thank you SMB

  3. Alka seltzer plus and theraflu are my favorite foods lol kiddin. However I still drag my butt to work and do what I gotta do. Always striving to do better nice to read you guys and my iPhone makes it pretty easy to catch up on this24. Amen

  4. Good morning
    How do we determine His will?
    Perhaps through silent prayer and meditation:

    Needing but to simply surrender into that which is, which longs to hold us, the beloved, in silent reverence…
    Praying to release
    Praying to detach
    Praying to dissolve into the eternal moment

    Grateful for the Gift

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