God's Grace

Last Thursday I was at Tar.get, doing my grocery shopping after working out at the gym. I was sweaty and definitely had better looking days, but for grocery shopping, who cares?! I had just finished packing up my car with my groceries and was driving home when, for the first time in a long time, I heard God speak to me. I had been struggling with going back to C.R. since I had first gone a month ago. While sitting at a red light, all of a sudden my burden was lifted. I could feel Him giving me the strength I needed to go. And all of a sudden, I HAD to go. It starts at 6:30, and it was 6:25. I raced home to unpack my groceries, I didn't even take the time to change out of my workout clothes because I didn't want to be later than I had to be. I had an amazing experience and got a glimpse of something I think God has been trying to show me for a while... My strength is through Him.

Today's topic in large group was God's grace. It is through his grace that we are able to define and admit to our weaknesses, because only then are we truly strong. This is such a struggle for me. Admitting I have weaknesses and need help with those is something that does not come easy for me, but to think that admitting them to God makes me strong makes it so much easier to do. After reciting the serenity prayer, the leaders began to give out celebration chips, which is something that is done at the beginning of every month. It can be to celebrate the decision to recover, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 1 year of recovery/sobriety etc. I took my first chip today. The chip that one gets when starting their recovery, and ironically enough here is what it has on it:

"My grace is enough for you."


Just Be Real said...
August 7, 2009 at 4:00 AM
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sarah said...
August 7, 2009 at 5:41 PM

I love this post. And it's really hard for me to ask for help too but asking God releases this amazing strength. Stay strong. Sarah

Madison said...
August 7, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Don't you just love it when you know it's God tapping you on the shoulder. I know He has a wonderful plan for your life. Keep the faith.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...
August 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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Wrapped Up in Life said...
August 8, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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imaginenamaste said...
August 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Your last paragraph was so powerful. I hope you do something for yourself to celebrate where you are on your path to recovery!

I've googled the Celebrate Recovery and found out there is one in my town....maybe something I should try....

Dorothy L said...
August 9, 2009 at 9:11 AM

God can only intervene once you have acknowledged and confronted your demons...then and only then will you be able to hear him and feel the renewed strength to move forward.

Old dirt always falls off if you keep moving forward!