Accept What You Can’t Change

June 22, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13

I believe that acceptance is the key to maintaining sanity in your life. I have been praying the short version of the serenity prayer for a long time:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

The wisdom to know the difference directly relates to our sanity/serenity. I used to have a terrible habit of trying to change everything myself, then I went the other way and wanted God to change everything for me and neither approach worked. When I accepted the reality that there are things God expects me to do in my life, and there are things only God can do in my life, did I find serenity. Acceptance for me is to see my life as it is – the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s the starting point to find the road less travelled, the spiritual journey that seeks to find serenity with mind, heart, and body. It is God working in us for his good purpose that changes our lives if we let him!

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Boundaries. Cloud and Townsends

Dana Cramer
Celebrate Recovery // Crossroads Church


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