Accepting Our Present Circumstances
January 12th Daily Reflection: “Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are and the people about us as they are.” When I am having a difficult time accepting people, places or events, I need to remember this reading.
When I first entered the rooms and got a sponsor I heard a few keys things … just because I have quit drinking and have started the steps, I will try to walk the AA path. The serenity prayer took some time to really sink in, but as I recited it over and over, sometimes when I was so troubled, I realized life wasn’t going to be stress free. People were not going to necessarily change. I was the one that had to change and accept people’s behavior. I had to meet life on life’s terms.
Early in sobriety my sponsor said, “Why do alcoholics think every day has to be a good day?” Accept it is not a good day, don’t stay there long and start my day over anytime.
I know the rule: pray for the person for two weeks. How has that been for you gals? I am glad to be on this journey, sober. When I see unhealthy people around me that think being that way is ok, it is not up to me to take their inventory. I am to do the next right thing and keep my side of the street clean.
I need to remember nothing happens in God’s kingdom by accident. I need to Pause and Be Still. What is God teaching me, even if I don’t see it when I think I should see it …
This was a difficult topic for me this week, but will eagerly wait your shares!