Congrats on your job, Sunshine! Atagirl! WHATA GOD YOU GOT!
Oh, brother ... this set me off thinkin' about myself again. Sorry, I gotta think this outloud. Why is it always about ME these days? I'm trying not to self everything, I thunk.
This one helps me calm down when I think time is running out:
Somebody was having a hard time for a long time and was wearing down, preparing for disaster:
"And God remembered that mans' days are short and helped him in due time."
Another one is that our Father knows we need to eat and sleep and have clothing and shelter. If we seek first HIS kingdom and HIS righteousness, all these things SHALL be added to us. (paraphrased for brevity)
That's where "one day at a time" comes in:
"Take no thought of the things of tomorrow, for tomorrow will take thought of the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof." There's enough to worry about today.
Well, that's MY HP anyway.
It makes me feel good, maybe selfishly, to be the one who can help. Sometimes I have to remember that I need help and it's my turn to let someone else have the joy of helping me. We take turns.
AA is a lot like that. Sometimes someone's legs work, eyes, ears, arms, BRAIN. All together we're like a whole body when someone else's part don't work right. Never be ashamed to be the one who needs a part at times. God may be blessing you by blessing someone else right now.
It helps me to start thanking God when trouble starts
, saying, "Thank You, Lord, for this opportunity to watch You work. I can't see it right now, but You ALWAYS surprise me even though I EXPECT You to do like You do. I can't wait to see how You work THIS ONE out. But I WILL wait. I've got all the time You say I do. It always amazes me! Thank You, thank You, thank You. (Amen. To be continued, Father.)"
Prayer is to convince ME, not God. He already knows what I need. I just need to make myself pay attention. It makes me expect, anticipate.
But I have to DO something. I know that even if I do the wrong thing, God will still use it to make it work. Gotta step out on faith believing He's got me. I have no earthly idea how He does that. I don't care ... He does it. Go figure.
"ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER to the good of all those who love God and are called according to His purpose." Am I called to a purpose? You betcha! To stay sober and spread it around.
Whew! I feel better now! No, I ain't cool enough yet that I don't feel the fear. I ain't no saint. It's not like I DO IT RIGHT all the time. I claim progress, not defection.
Bless your heart, Sunlight! Good job trusting HP! It'll be easier next time.
HEY! You got one o'them promises, dincha?! Sounds like "We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves".
"They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes [too dam] sloooooooowly. They will always
materialize if we work
Now THAT is COOL!
Sorry for preaching. I was talking to me. I hope y'all weren't eaves dropping.