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The Serenity Prayer

Thursday, May 15, 2014

As I have mentioned before in blogs, I am an addict, all be it, a recovering and sober one. And I have been one for a long, long time. The Serenity Prayer has helped me to focus in the past.

So, I was in the shower, doing my thing, and thinking, when The Serenity Prayer popped into my head for a moment (it does often). But when it started in my head, it started with "God grant me the courage to change the things I can" and for the life of me, I could not remember the beginning!! I did after a moment... and a shave of the legs. But I began to think of why this part popped into my head instead of the serenity beginning and accepting the things I could not change.

I believe God talks to us in many ways. I had to start thinking about why He wanted me to hear this now. Obviously I need to make changes in my life and I need to know I will have the courage to make these changes, for good.

The first part of the prayer "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change" is one I needed very desperately in my life when I was younger and had to learn to let things go and "Give them up to God" knowing that He would handle them and I could move on with my life, instead of staying stuck in the past trying to get revenge for things that had been done to me.

Now, I see the second part of the prayer playing a big part in my life showing me where to find the courage to change the things in my life that I need to change to move on and become a better me.

Someday I hope the third part of the prayer comes into my life.....cause boy, I could sure use some Wisdom!!! emoticon
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  • MBPP50
    I am an al anon'er and the wisdom part is hardest for me too. I am getting ready to make some big changes in my life and I pray daily that I am doing the right thing. I am happy to hear that recovery does work for some a and that you are one of the. Thanks for sharing.
    1472 days ago
    What an amazing relavation!
    1472 days ago
    I trust that you WILL get the wisdom to know the difference. Happy Sparking!
    1472 days ago
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