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Offline Gemm

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We're not given more than we can handle.
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:30:54 AM »
We're not given more than we can handle.

Sometimes I take on more than I can comfortably manage - that’s one of the ways in which my life becomes unmanageable. It happens when I'm operating according to self-will rather than the will of a Higher Power.

I believe that God does not expect more of me than I can produce, that along with the challenges and difficulties I encounter comes the strength I need to cope with them and learn from them. When chaos threatens, I'm either taking on more than I should, or I'm not using the resources available to me.

With recovery, we learn to arrange our priorities so that we do not get worn out with compulsive activity and busy-ness. Everything becomes more manageable when we're not trying to run the show by ourselves. Solid experience teaches us that support is always at hand, that our Higher Power comes through for us when we ask for help.

I will face today's tasks confident that I will be given the ability to accomplish my Higher Power's will for me.

You are reading from the book:

Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L.

My own take on this: LOL

I have been given more than I could handle "alone" several times but I have never been given more than I could handle as long as I reached out to my HP, family (especially NA Family) and other support networks that are there to help people in need. I have also found that at times when I was most in need it helped most to reach out to someone else who also was in need and try to help them rather than stay stuck in my own shit pile.  :hugs:
Unity begins with U-N-I; when one of us is missing both of us will die. Don't let the life NA gave you keep you from service to NA.