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Miracles happen
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 12:10:57 AM »
"Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in
God's world by mistake."

Lately, things haven't been going my way.  Both small things as well as big, scary health related issues have come up that are definitely not what I wanted and can't be good for me.  As I climbed up on my pity pot and started collecting even more evidence why and how the world had it in for me, I heard today's quote and things began to shift.


In the past, poor me, poor me soon led to pour me using.  In recovery, however, I'm able to shift my perception to what God's will is for me, and that almost always leads me to ask how what I'm going through can benefit or help another.  No matter how far I've fallen or how rough my road has been, each experience I've had enables me to help another.


As I looked at my current set of challenges through the lens of service, I suddenly felt lighter.  I realized I wasn't alone, and that by involving others I could benefit from their experience, strength and hope. I also realized that together we would grow from this experience and we would learn new ways to help others through common difficulties.  As I reframed what was going on in my life as opportunities for growth, I realized the wisdom in the saying,


"Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake."