Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sometimes when I do turn it over, the situation actually get worse, because that's God's plan for their lives. They may need the pain in order to learn and to realize the problem. They may have to get worse in order to reach out for help.

So, now when I turn a situation over and it gets worse, I don't have to rush in and try to "save" the day. I can sit back and say, "Go, God... do your thing!" Because I know he's got a better plan, and His plan is better for them than anything I ever came up with and He can put that plan in to work very nicely without my help or interference!

Al-Anon Topic: Control

3 comments:

dave said...

what arrogance, to believe that God has a plan and that you are not an instrument thereof.

leah said...

That's a tremendous level faith... to still believe in God when you think he he's a big jerk.

Helen DeWitt said...

Yes, well. One does rather feel that the principle, followed to its logical conclusion, would lead to infinite regress: at each stage someone asked for help would decide to leave matters in the hands of the Almighty...