God knows exactly what I need and has already given it to me. My job is to keep it simple and ask for God’s help in relieving me of the extra stuff—the shortcomings that keep me tied down. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II. Al-Anon Family Groups. Kindle Edition.
I love the understanding I need ask nothing of God,
that I’ve already received it all. An unlimited supply.
That whatever blocks the path, keeps what I want
out of reach, is merely surfeit, excess, surplus
I’m ready to prune. Anger, jealousy, anxiety,
greed, impatience, procrastination, dishonesty…
all those things I’m completely ready
to have God remove. Those things are snags,
hurdles, stumbling blocks. Who would think to keep them
when releasing them opens the path to love,
to peace, to acceptance, delight, the comfortable arms of God?
God’s gifts are mine, all mine, and yours, all yours