Today’s verse of the day reminded me of what I came to understand regarding acceptance;
*Acceptance has taught me that there is a bit of good in the worst of us and a bit of bad in the best of us; that we are all children of God and we each have a right to be here. When I complain about me or about you, I am complaining about God’s handiwork. I am saying that I know better than God. –
*That is from Alcoholics Anonymous pg. 417.
Although alcohol was never an issue in my life acceptance sure has been.
My mucked up mind tells me all too often that unless things match what I’ve deemed right, wrong, good or bad, they are unacceptable.
The reality, God’s reality, is that until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment I will find no serenity.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake.
God’s got this.
Until I accept my problems, I can not stay sane; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy.
I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.
*Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” He forgot to mention that I was the chief critic. I was always able to see the flaw in every person, every situation. And I was always glad to point it out, because I knew you wanted perfection, just as I did.
And yet God’s “Acceptance” is far beyond mine.
But God has shown us how much he loves us — it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!
Romans 5:8 GNB
Life comes down to accepting that He accepts us & we need to accept not only Him but all that He has made.
We are all His children, sometimes disobedient children, but still His children. He is The Father, the creator, judge, jury, beginning & the end.
I’ll put my trust in Him & let Him handle what is right, wrong, good or bad. Only He can make what seems ugly to me beautiful.
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