Monday, November 02, 2009

I Can Not Control Everything

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Today this is what I need to remember. I can not control every thing. There are things that are out of my control. I need to place those in God's hand. Change what I can, but know what I can not change. I try so hard to control everything. I think I'm such a control freak because my past was so out of my control.

8 comments:

Just Be Real said...

You and I both. Thank you dear one for posting this! Blessings....

rcubes said...

All of us do. It is a beautiful prayer...God bless.

Prayer Girl said...

I remind myself often that I am actually powerless over all persons, places, and things. The one thing I do have some control over is my response, my behavior. I have the 12 steps to show me how to react in healthy ways.

PG

Mike Golch said...

I second that!Great posting.

Zan said...

I hear you.
Hugs!!

Ethereal Highway said...

Sometimes it is hard for me to know which things are the ones that I cannot change. You know what, though? It's good when we see the things that CAN be changed and then we can do something. I've been thinking of you and wishing you well.

IK said...

Thanks for the reminder Wanda! I also appreciated your comment to my Isolation post! I find that I also have to remind myself that I CAN change how I respond and react to the world around me. Take care! <3

sarah said...

I totally relate. :( Sarah