Endigar 613 ~ “Thy Will, Not Mine”

From the Daily Reflections of November 20;

. . . when making specific requests, it will be well to add to each one of them this qualification. “. . . if it be Thy will.”   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 102)

I ask simply that throughout the day God place in me the best understanding of His will that I can have for that day, and that I be given the grace by which I may carry it out. As the day goes on, I can pause when facing situations that must be met and decisions that must be made, and renew the simple request: “Thy will, not mine, be done.”

I must always keep in mind that in every situation I am responsible for the effort and God is responsible for the outcome. I can “Let Go and Let God” by humbly repeating: “Thy will, not mine, be done.” Patience and persistence in seeking His will for me will free me from the pain of selfish expectations.





There is something very powerful and connective about this phrase, “Your will, not mine, be done.”  For me I am reminded of my place in this Universe.  I am released of the need to be in control of the outcome of the saga of my life.  It is my place to work within the daily circle.  I look for inspiration.  Where do I invest my efforts?  If my focus is on the empowerment of other lives, I am walking lock step with Gomu (God of my understanding).  Many of the isolated selfish things that would be apart of fearful prayers are automatically taken care of in ways that I could not have planned.  So my prayers for others are designed to weld my will to the force and flow of the will of the Infinite One.  I am a mortal in god training.  I am an alcoholic in recovery.

Light Bulb Memory:  1983 in Songtan Korea, laying in bed, her room was lit by a single bulb hanging from the ceiling.  The epiphany struck me and has stayed with me, that God’s will is not a line that we follow, but a way of being that radiates outward.  It is not a discernment of activities, but a discovery of a supernatural life.

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