"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out."
Step 11, Al-Anon Family Groups, which is not Alcoholics Anonymous.
1. Hearing His voice.
2. Seeking His will, not mine.
3. Following where He leads me.
I like the peace I
What am I to learn?
Life isn't all about me. It would be a puny universe indeed if it revolved around me.
I like it that I am a part of something larger than my perspective.
What do I need to do?
Slow down, so I can hear God's voice. Pray. Meditate. Free myself from distractions. Not let extraneous things like the internet, TV (I really don't have one), my smart phone, or other forms of procrastinating to distract me from the important things I need to do with my time.
What do I need to admit?
I need to spend more time before Him. I need to continue making the main thing the main thing. Not letting the seductive applause of others to deter me from priorities. Keep my focus on God's Will.
What can I be thankful for?
1, My connection with God. It is the source of my strength, not my intelligence, not my abilities, not anything else.
2. Having a Step 11 mentality makes living bearable. It filters out much of the unessential distractions that society offers. It provides balance. It gives me peace of mind.
3. For the right-sizing nature of this step. It isn't so much is God in my heart. Rather, am I in the heart of God?
How About You?
What do you take away as you read Step 11, above?