Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Daily reflections, Day nine, "Let go and let God."

Day nine
Let go and let God.

“Miracles are habits and should be involuntary. They should not be under conscious control. Consciously selected miracles can be misguided.” T-1.1.5:1-3

The third step in twelve step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous says, “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood HIm.”

In the Our Father, we pray in part, “...Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…”

It is this turning over our willfulness to God, to Jesus, to the Holy Spirit, to our Higher Power that the shift from wrong mindedness to right mindedness occurs and we let go and let God and in this sense the miracle then is involuntary. We intentionally give up control and let the Spirit work through us wherever that takes us.

If we think we know what we are doing, no matter how well intentioned, we have maintained an illusion of control, and things can be very misguided. The old joke is, “If you want to hear God laugh, tell God your plans.”

The slogan in AA is “Let go and let God.” This is the ultimate manifestation of humility to admit that on the path of the Spirit we are not in charge and we ask the Spirit to work through us..

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