In the Driver’s Seat

When I am the driver, the responsibility for steering clear of the road’s edge is mine. It is up to me to take my recovery seriously, to work on my attitudes, to take care of my mind, body, and spirit, to make amends when I have done harm—in short, to change the things I can. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II

What is my part and what is God’s?
When am I in the driver’s seat?
Isn’t that my Higher Power’s role?
No, I’m not just a passenger,
though sometimes I am,
when He’s the pilot and I’m
along for the ride.
But I have responsibilities,
and a role to play.
Otherwise I could hide,
declare my dependence
and none of it would be my part.
And that is doing those things
I have the responsibility
and now the courage…
to change those things
that I can change.