As we all know life throws out some curve balls. Nothing is to be expected except the unexpected. People pass away, friends leave, plans change. The only constant is that life has its own terms and conditions. I can’t control the way other people are, I can’t change the way life works, I can however change the way I react to life. Being clean has given me the ability to understand these principals. I have also come to understand that I’m powerless over people, places and things and no matter how much time I put into trying to change others it will never happen. The key to this is the Serenity Prayer. God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
I learnt all about the need to control at Bethesda Addiction Recovery Centre.
It was explained that because my life was so out of control during active addiction that I sort control in other areas. I truly understood myself better after my experience with Colin Garnett and the rest of the Bethesda Team. All I have control over is me and my reaction to life, because as I’ve said. Life is going to do what life wants to do.
Today I have a sense of surrender and acceptance around the need to control, I’m not God and with that comes the relief that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Step 3 grants me the space to hand over my will (control) and my life (guidance) to God, with that and my growing faith I know and trust in the fact that God will do what is right for me.
Let go, for God will do what is right.