Consider Letting Go, Letting God take over

Consider Letting Go, Letting God take over

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Courage To Change — November 14, 2019

Quoted from Page 319 in “Courage to Change

Growth requires change. Change requires work, sacrifice or surrender. Sacrifice and surrender require humility. Sometimes we have to call in a professional to do the work for us. That’s humbling. When it’s our own self that’s needing a professional to help, then it’s time to call in the Higher Power to do the work for us. That is when it’s time to consider letting go, letting God in to remove the defects of character and self; so that we can become the best version of us at the end of the day.

Quick and Simple Disclaimer: The readings in this post are literally taken wholesale out of the book entitled Courage to Change. You can find it at Amazon, Here. The portion entitled Alleged Insight, well that mess is all me.
If you’re an introvert, go buy the book, if you’re a broke introvert, the text from many good books can be found HERE , if you’re in dire straits however, go find an Al-Anon Meeting, it saved me.

So onward to Today’s Reading

Step Six talks about becoming entirely ready to have God remove all my defects of character. This readiness rarely appears to me in a sudden, blinding flash of enlightenment. Instead, as I struggle to make progress in a positive direction, I become ready a little at a time.

An important part of my sixth Step work is practicing gratitude. The more I give thanks for my life as it is, the more I can accept the healing that allows me to change and grow. By recognizing and cultivating my abilities, I am increasingly willing to let go of my defects.

This Step is a lesson in patience, but as I see my life opening up before my in new directions, I do finally become ready to have God remove all my defects of character.

Today’s reminder

“Progress, not perfection” applies to my readiness to let go of my defects, as well as to other parts of my Al-Anon program. One day at a time, I make progress in readiness.


“Step Six is my chance to cooperate with God. My goal is to make myself ready to let go of my faults and let God take care of the rest.“

Alateen – A Day At A Time

Alleged Insight:

Where to start? I have a problem letting go of things, I try to control things and micromanage it all to the utmost degree. But at the moment I am struggling with something that feels like a root canal problem. But having seen the dentist just today, he can’t find anything wrong, so it’s up to the doctor I am going to see tomorrow. It’s time to let go and let God. I have no idea where the pain is coming from, and it’s only up to me to fight it or let go and pray.

However, cutting this all short, I am in a great deal of pain, and trying to think through that and the painkiller haze that’s my reality right now it more than I can manage.

You are all in my thoughts, take care and have a peaceful night.


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