From Courage To Change, January 23:
“Today’s reminder: At the start of each day I can make the decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God. This way I begin my day with a strong assertion that I choose to accept the reality of my life. I am growing in a healthy direction, growing ever more able to live a good life and to love those I meet along the way.
‘Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.’”
My will(fullness) has gotten me into trouble often. I’ve exercised bad judgment and made questionable decisions, especially around my daughter Angie. I wanted to help her beat her addiction—as if I had any power over that.
When I was finally, after much trial and error, able to accept my powerlessness, a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Nothing changed in our situation except the way I began reacting (or not) to it.
Taking my attention away from Angie and the struggle that is hers alone, what was I going to do with all my energy?
Focus on myself and all the blessings God has given me. When I turn my burdens over to Him, I am free.