Several of the women I sponsor have been walking through challenging circumstances. From separation and divorce, to reunion with a spouse they are willingly working the Steps as they face these opportunities for growth.
And that is exactly what they are – opportunities for growth. What the Steps do is give us tools to use, guidance and direction and the promise of results. When we work them, use our sponsors, go to meetings, reach out to others in the program and do service work our perspective changes. We find courage that pushes us through the fear that we encounter as we face new situations. The fear is only a signal of potential change in process. And sometimes that fear is a direct result of the stories we are writing in our heads, which are only in our heads. So, we learn to stay in the present and take these moments as they come.
Watching sponsees grow in confidence and walk through difficult circumstances with grace and dignity is so inspiring to me. They constantly renew my hope for the future and remind me how easily God works in our lives when we let go and allow it to happen. At times I feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of sponsoring these courageous, lovely souls whom God has put in my life – that’s when I call friends in the program to hear their experience strength and hope regarding sponsorship, and through them God guides me to be of maximum service. Thank God these are we programs.
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Affirmation for the Day – ” I am Divinely guided and directed.”
Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.
Course In Miracles Lesson – I will accept Atonement for myself. Aonly salvation can be said to cure.
Practice – I will accept Atonement for myself. Only salvation can be said to cure. – On the hour.