It’s really time to re-commit!
I need to WORK THE PROGRAM!
I WANT to work the program more effectively.
It was nice to go to the meeting on Thursday. We talked about Step 3 and submitting my will to God.
I feel really prideful right now – like I’m constantly pushing my own will.
I feel I’ve been easily annoyed lately too.
Before I go to bed this evening, I plan to start re-reading the Big Book from AA. Jason and I have talked about it lately, and I feel now is a good time to start it again.
I read this quote today and thought it was interesting:
I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, tamved visions, worldly talking, cheap giving and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promtions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored, up, and paid up for the cause of Christ.
I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me.
And when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My Banner will be clear.
Dr. Bob Moorehead
As I typed this out, it made me ask myself the question, “How committed am I, really, to overcoming and being consistent?”
I am committed!
I need to recommit every morning, every day, every hour, every moment. It talks about that in Step 3 – that I have to be willing to submit my will to God in every MOMENT because Satan won’t let down.
Anyway, I’m ready to make this my most effective week yet with the help of Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Things I’m Grateful For
- That two of the inactive boys came to my primary class today
- That Ethan did a great job on the lesson
- That I didn’t get mad at Ethan before when he hadn’t prepared the lesson
- That we were able to go on a walk as a family tonight
- That Sterling is doing a great job sending me emails answering questions
- That I’m going to make it to bed tonight before 11:00 p.m. (if I hurry)
- That we had a fun time with friends this weekend camping
Tomorrow I want to study about consistency at LDS.org and other places. I feel like that is one of the most important things I need to pray for every day!