Controling vs. Trust

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Controling vs. Trust

CONTROLING VERSUS TRUST - Author known to The Lord - " There was a time in my life when I felt so afraid of and overwhelmed by the very act of living that I actually wanted to make out a schedule for each day of my life for the next five years. I wanted to include all the chores I had to do, when I would do them, even when I would schedule relaxation. I wanted to get some order into what I felt overwhelming. I wanted to feel like I was in control." - Anonymous - Controlling is a direct response to our fear, panic, and sense of helplessness. It is a direct response to feeling overwhelmed, and to distrust. ** We may not trust ourselves, our Higher Power, the Plan, the Universe, or the process of life. Instead of trusting, we revert to control. ** We can approach this need to control by dealing with our fear. We deal with fear by trusting--ourselves, our Higher Power, the love and support of the Universe, the Plan, and this process we call life and recovery. ** We can trust that when things don't work out the way we want, God has something better planned. ** We can trust ourselves to get where we need to go, say what we need to say, do what we need to do, know what we need to know, be who we need to be, and become all we can become, when we are intended to do that, when we are ready, and when the time is right. ** We can trust our Higher Power and the Universe to give us all the direction we need. ** We can trust ourselves to listen, and respond, accordingly. We can trust that all we need on this journey shall come to us. We will not get all we need for the entire journey today. We shall receive today's supplies today, and tomorrow's supplies tomorrow. We were never intended to carry supplies for the entire journey. The burden would be too heavy, and the way was intended to be light. ** Trust in yourself. We do not have to plan, control, and schedule all things. The schedule and plan have been written. All we need to do is show up. ** The way will become clear and the supplies will be amply and clearly provided, one day at a time....Trust, my friend, in today...loves :--)x

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How true! Also how easy to

How true! Also how easy to lose sight of this fact: "We can trust that when things don't work out the way we want, God has something better planned."...

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." "The first step toward change is acceptance." "Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do." "Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."- Will Garcia

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Recently I've been

Recently I've been struggling with ControllingApathy and not quite managing to stay in the middle. O.o

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I heard an old-timer at an

I heard an old-timer at an NA meeting say this. "God only gives me three answers to prayer. 'Yes', 'Not yet', and 'I've got something better for you'." Keeping this reality in mind can help me out sometimes with the trust.

When you're going through hell...keep going. --Winston Churchill There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still --Corrie ten Boom

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