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.

 

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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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