Speaking With Authority “Pay Forward” # 48

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.