Thy Will Be Done
From page 87-88 of the big book…
“As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.” We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves. It works-it really does.”
Before coming around the rooms, I believed in A God but didn’t trust my life with said God.
I foolishly burned my energy forcing my will in any and all situations. I didn’t ask for help because I assumed no one would help me. Or if they did; then I would owe them and I didn’t want to do that.
It was all about me. If you weren’t going to do for me (expecting nothing in return) then I had moved on.
I isolated. I was lonely. I was agitated and doubtful, thinking I had to do it all. And yet I couldn’t get it done because, well I lacked hope and faith. I had no idea what I was doing. Barely living. Just existing really.
Enter the program of AA and developing a belief and a relationship with the God of my understanding, I learned to trust that everything is and would continue to be ok! All I had to do was follow a few suggestions. Ask for help in the morning and thank god at night. When I’m looking for the right thought or action I ask that Gods will be done. NOT MINE.
Thanks to my God for granting me the gift of an ounce of humility. I’m a more productive and useful person when I’m living in accordance to my Gods will.
This is the easier softer way of living. It works. It really, really does.
Please share on your experience of Gods will working in your life.