Our Characteristics…that Have become Defective

I’ve recognized that a characteristic that once allowed me to survive is no longer necessary, or that an asset that has lost its proportion makes my life unmanageable. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II. Al-Anon Family Groups. Kindle Edition.

I’m no longer who I was
when I was Powerless
and living an unmanageable life…
thank God! So why do I cling to
the once utilitarian defects
crafted for that me?
Lying, escaping into
stupid computer games,
blaming, resenting silently,
avoiding. Useless chaff
instead of what I “intended.”
I’ve been in these long enough
to substitute character traits I prefer…
or more exactly, to allow God to…
It’s time, God, lead the way!