I greet The Indwelling Authority.
Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is - Speaking With Authority. No matter how much sobriety one may have, when they speak from their heart, mind, soul and experience, they are speaking with authority. I must take time every day to prepare myself to carry out my purpose in this life. I cannot expect to have what I am not ready to receive. Doing my morning prep-work helps build the inner strength I need to both receive and pass it on. Service is the key. It is doing the things I want to do, and I am led to do, it is an expression of self-love, and empowers me to love others. We can only give what we have, and that by the grace of our Father is freely given. Saying “I will” is a powerful beginning. However, it must be followed with action. I pray to be gentle with others and myself when I can’t keep my commitments. Sometimes it takes more strength to forgive myself than it would have to carry out the commitment I reneged on. I am learning that forgiveness is a powerful character builder. When I can’t let go of my defect, I can paraphrase A.As’ ABC. a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives. [my personal “reality”]
b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism. [my defects alone and unaided]
c) That God could and would if He were sought. [Yes, I am]. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.