If you’re like me, there are times when it is easy to become discouraged in your recovery. The world around us can be a tough place and sometimes we feel like we have no one on our side.
It’s at those moments that I try to reflect on the day and remember how far I have come since my last drink or drug use. I will then take time for myself by doing something special that brings me joy such as listening to music, reading a book or spending some quality time with friends and family members who love me unconditionally.
Daily Reflections June 3
. . . we then look at Step Six. We have emphasized willingness as being indispensable.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76
I was so stuck on Step Six that I picked up the Big Book and read this passage. Suddenly, outside praying for willingness, my eyes opened to see a huge bird soaring in the sky.
Giving itself over to powerful air currents of mountains as it swooped and soared – doing things seemingly impossible for mortal birds do!
It was an amazing example of a fellow creature “letting go” to a power greater than itself.
I realized that if the bird tried to fly with less trust, on its own power alone, it would spoil his apparent free flight. That insight granted me the willingness to pray for help in prayerful moments like this one when I need all my strength and conviction from God’s higher source.
When I find myself in a tough situation, it’s not easy to know what God wants me to do. So instead of waiting for Him tell me everything about the problem and give every answer there is on His behalf, I go out searching for clues from scripture or prayer with my church family.
Sometimes we need help figuring things out because when all else fails-I ask Jesus!
Do you ever feel stressed over where you should be going next? Maybe even like as if someone has taken your map away so that no matter how much exploration one does they always seem lost?
It can make life depressing and hard sometimes but thankfully Jesus Christ was here too say “Don’t worry!”
Do you find it difficult to know the will of God in this situation? I too struggle with knowing what is best and sometimes get so caught up in “doing” that I forget about spending time quietly listening for His voice or reading scripture.
It’s not easy, but if we are willing to search out and be ready for the currents, then prayer and meditation can help us gain a better understanding of how He wants us to live our lives.
So today, ask Him for knowledge of His will-and trust me when I say he’ll answer!