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Through my recovery process I discovered that I no longer had to define time in the ways that I had for so many years of my life. I no longer needed to “what if” or “when” myself. I no longer needed to view my present through drama and crisis. Instead, I could live in the now. I could view my circumstances as an opportunity to be empowered.
“Our circumstances are not meant to keep us down, but they are meant to build us up.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
Rather than buying into the notion that what was happening in my life was random and without reason, I began to realize that what was happening in my life had a specific reason and purpose. Nothing happened randomly. With my change of perspective came a new understanding. I discovered that I could live my life differently.
I no longer needed to be tossed about by my circumstances — moving about unpredictably like a pinball by the rudders and flaps of the machine — other wise known as drama and crisis. I no longer needed to believe that I was being victimized by my circumstances.
As I began to realize that my circumstances were not being done to me — but instead for me — I made the decision to start looking for the lesson (s) with in my circumstance(s). When I made the decision to look for the lesson (s) within the circumstance (s) something magical happened to me. I found hope.
As I found hope, I had a spiritual awakening that changed my life forever. Although the awakening was simple in nature, the implications were profound. I discovered that I no longer needed to know my destiny or purpose. Consequently, I could let go of the big picture and trust the process. More so, I discovered that I could trust a loving God.
With my spiritual awakening a tremendous burden was lifted off of me. I could let go of my need to control the process.
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