Knowledge, Will, and Power

Part of my wellness practice includes attending Al-Anon meetings.  Al-Anon is a support group for people with a loved one who suffers from alcoholism.  Members of Al-Anon practice the same 12 Steps that folks in Alcoholics Anonymous use.  These steps can be life-changing, especially when applied to the challenges of life.

At a recent meeting, a member reminded me of one way we can pray when we find ourselves in uncertain territory.  She borrowed words from Step 11 as she suggested we pray “only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.”  What wisdom!

Rather than seek our will, we can ask for God’s.  That takes some pressure off of us to figure everything out on our own.  And once God’s will becomes clear, we can ask for the power to carry it out.  Again, the burden is lightened when we plug into the Power Source, rather than rely solely on our own strength.

Prayerful discernment take time, but we don’t have to go it alone.

May you be inspired!


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