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Responding Instead of Reacting




I want what I want WHEN I want it…


Perhaps it’s different for you, but I can’t tell you how many times this thought has sparked reactions that led to actions with bad outcomes from my hurried and poorly thought out decisions.


I get it, the self-willed human in me wants to override my spiritual nature and get that perceived TEMPORARY GAIN.


It’s in those moments my self-will blocks me from seeing the long-term outcomes and the effects on my hasty wants and desires.


When I quiet those urges through prayer, counsel with others wiser than me, and in trusting my faith, that I wait and let God provide me with the natural choice.


More often than not, I am amazed because it turns out way better than I ever expected!


Check your experience….


“Patience, tolerance, understanding and love are the watchwords.” Big Book pg. 118


Lord, please let me learn to pray to want what I get instead of getting what I want, AMEN.


“Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage;” Psalm 27:14

Have a blessed day Y’all!

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible!

How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought?



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