Thomas3.20.2010

Trust in your Higher Power

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Jul 15, 2019

But don't sit back waiting for him/her to deliver your quit recovery into your lap! 

Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet. – Unknown

I am speaking of my spiritual journey into recovery only. So take what you need and leave the rest - to be helpful is my only goal!

I believe that prayer is much more than reciting or even improvising words. My prayer exists within my thoughts, feelings and actions. When I worked in restaurants I learned a lot about believers who parked their Christian charity at the church door. Folks would go to Sunday services and then visit a restaurant, enjoy a wonderful meal with their families, and then verbally, written, or both scold the servers for working on the sabbath - often in lieu of not leaving a tip! This behavior taught me that my faith doesn't stay in the church pew - it travels with me in thought word and deed!

Occasionally we see new quitters come and declare that they are leaving their recovery in God's hands. And then they relapse. Why? Did they not pray fervently enough? Did they pray to the wrong Higher Power? 

OR did they think that God would do all of the work for them? 

I testify that I would have not been able to sustain my quit recovery without my Higher Power. However, I also declare that my Higher Power would not have given me recovery without my efforts! (S)he doesn't work like that!)  Not that (s)he can't but that (s)he respects me enough to respect my free will. Therefore, I came willfully/willingly to this Recovery Journey - moving my feet and holding God's hand. 

Live

Long 

And

Prosper!

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