Based on the reading from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation : Thought For Today.
Our Higher Power is capable of giving us anything we need. I have had this reiterated over my life many times but never more so than in the past year and and a half.
Many times it has come down to mortgage or heat, mortgage or food. Being a single parent with an active alcoholic for an estranged husband will do that. The priorities are not there. So while I have gained some time for taking care of me that has replaced the time of worrying about him or what he’s doing, there has been a loss in contribution. While I have been able to go out and make a semblance of a living and be a better role model for my kids in the time I am with them it is not with out some strain and stress.
I have learned that my Higher Power can work through me and through other’s to work his plan in my life and in the alcoholics and the children. I have seen serendipity at work I have watched information and circumstance come together to form a path of unavoidable healing for many including the alcoholic and others he has affected.
Over the past year I have found new outlets and opportunities for growth in areas of my life that were meant to be. I have found friends and peace in very unexpected places. And I am so grateful. The more I say I trust, the more my Higher Power shows me that indeed I am wise to put my trust in him.
Integration of the steps as a whole into one’s life is the recovering of our spiritual, mental and physical selves. As we learn that our Higher Power is separate from nothing in our lives, we find that our Higher Power works in all of those area’s that without the principles we’ve learned here (and sometimes also in other places) we have tried to keep Him separate. As that integration happens our world changes because our perception that has been distorted changes and becomes more closely aligned to truth.
Today when I am tempted to try to control aspects of my Higher Power’s plan, I can “Let Go and Let God.”