Making that decision to turn our wills and our lives over to God!
At some point we make that decision, sometimes it is, as though, it was made for us during a spiritual experience of sorts. For most, it is a decision that must be decided over and over again in order to reap the sense that God really is in charge and can be trusted!
To trust a man is a dangerous proposition if we believe that, as our first step teaches us; we are really quite powerless over our own behaviours, let alone that of another. Yes, we can become great at coping and we can become phenomenal boundary setters. Generally speaking, life will work far better than without these aids. However, I am who I am and lest God does a work on me to make me different, I am fundamentally the same person. If I screwed things up before, I can d
o it again and so can the fellow I have entrusted to do whatever!
The simple lesson is “do not trust one with anything that could drastically change things for the worse if it did not go right!” Know ahead of time that we have as much power as God allows us at any given time and so does he/she whom you have entrusted with this task! The slogan “BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD” comes to mind!
When we have said the 3rd step prayer which I start every day with, we are seeking God’s will for the day! That keeps us somewhat free of our own will-fullness and allows us to focus on simply “doing the right thing”! Chances are that our concern over what others will do to harm us, will take up a lot less space in our heads.
Our March Prayer (Step 3 Original)
God, I offer myself to Thee
To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those that I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and They way of life.
May I do Thy will always!
Trust grows as a relationship lasts and endures. Communicate with God often, listen as you look into His word (the bible). Mention each task you undertake and seek that special peace whenever a decision is required. No peace, hold off and discuss the matter and reason things out with another believer, then pray again and WHEN the peace arrives, make the decision and never look back!
Join us as we trudge our way through the steps to freedom. April will be our “looking down deep inside month”. Finding your part in life’s circumstances cannot be done without taking a thorough moral inventory of your life!
Come meet with us any or every Tuesday evening at TOB.ca in Markham and Wexford United in Scarborough both at 730 PM. All are welcome! Details call Scott 647 222 0515