March 7

FAITH MONTH: DAY 7: “But to mean it when I say that I want my life to count for His glory is to drive a stake through the heart of self – a painful and determined dying to me that must be a part of every day I live.”― Louie Giglio

We have heard the line in meetings…”Ego must be smashed…” And yet we seldom see it in action. This quote reminds me that I cannot take a bow for anything in my life if I am truly walking this spiritual path. None of it is my doing.

I am blessed by every opportunity I have to do anything. Every moment of my life is grace. Every breath is grace. Every day that dawns is grace. What a beautiful thing to sit with!

But we forget so easily how that happens. We stand up in meetings or on social media and take all kinds of credit for our lives, our recovery, any and all of it. And none of it was done BY us. It is all a gift that is given TO us.

I am a much better person when I know that and remember that. A must lighter life that way.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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