THROUGH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOD’S SUPREME POWER,
I HUMBLY ASK HIM TO HELP ME CHANGE MY SINFUL HABITS AND ATTITUDES.
1 John 5:14 How bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening.
We all have hopes and dreams. Some of them attainable some of them not. Early in my recovery (before I became a Christian) I heard the Denis Waitely quote “A goal should be just out of reach but not out of sight.” Back then 1987 I made a conscious decision to set goals for my life and my recovery. Isaiah 48:17 says “I am God, your God, who teaches you how to live right and well. I show you what to do, where to go.” I believe God began to reveal to me His plan for my life at that time, but I wasn’t ready.
Prayer in the process of life and recovery is a necessity. If we are going to ‘humbly ask God to help us change’ We need to talk to Him on a regular basis, listen to what He tells us to do and do it. He won’t always give us what we want or what we expect but He will always give us what is best for us.
My biggest fear in my life has always been public speaking, Even now it takes me a lot of practice to say what God wants me to say. I trust Him completely, there have been times when He has made come out of my mouth things I did not expect of prepare for. Since finishing the Salvation Army Bridge Programme in 1989 I have been given unexpected opportunities to share my experience, strength and hope with others unavailable to me in my own strength. God has helped me not to overcome my fear of public speaking but to trust Him to help me to say and to do things I cannot do in my own strength.