Friday, 12 May 2017

One Day At A Time #essentialsofrecovery

WORRY

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.
It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

Charles Schultz

Worry…that’s a topic I’m really good at! Since working the Twelve Steps, however, I am beginning to see some things about worry that, hopefully, will soon make it a thing of the past in my life. After all, why should I worry? What has worry ever done for me, except mess up my life?

I am seeing that when I am worrying about something, I have not turned it over to my Higher Power, and I am continuing to act from my own self-will. Or, I did turn it over to my Higher Power, but didn’t really trust Him to take care of it, and so I took it back!

I had a breakthrough, just a couple of days ago, concerning worry. I was concerned about a decision my husband and I had to make and it was so far beyond my ability to see into the future that I gave up and prayed for help. Somehow I let go and let God. Suddenly a beautiful stillness and peace came over me. I felt calmer than I had in years … very calm and still and at peace. I felt completely reassured that God was handling my “decision” and that God was completely competent to do so.

One Day at a Time . . .

I abandon worry. I let go and let God, and enjoy the serenity and peace of trust in God.

~ Lynne T. 
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