"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
(For many years, the pastor at the
Hollywood Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, California)
A sponsor once asked me what I had against feeling good. I had no answer. I now see that in my sickness and ignorance I hung onto the familiar, what I perceived to be truth. Fear kept me from trying something new until I hurt bad enough to beg God for the courage to try a different way. I am amazed at how long I put up with a miserable existence, not even recognizing my fear of change. I understand now that, although physically full-grown, I am spiritually still growing and becoming.
One Day at a Time . . .
Do I have the courage to change? To even look at change?
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