S E R E N I T Y .
- JAMES 4:13-17 -
Confession Time. I am addicted to control. I try to plan everything out to the tiniest detail and take unhealthy amounts of comfort and peace in my daily rituals. While self control and discipline are good, we can often take things to unhealthy extremes. .
Last Wednesday I broke my normal morning schedule and enjoyed an amazing morning at Upshot Coffee ( @weareupshotcoffee ).The coffee, an anaerobic processed roast, was flavorful and warm, the sandwich served with a tomato jam was incredible, and I got to have my quite time in a coffee shop for the first time in a long time. .
Sometimes you need to just switch it up. Be present. Don’t try to control everything, you never really had full control anyways. I constantly need reminders to submit to God and be present in his will. .
“God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.” - Serenity Prayer - Reinhold Niebuhr
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