Acceptance is the answer to my problems.
I can not find serenity until I accept that persons, places, things or situations that are unacceptable to me are as they should be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I accept my weaknesses, I can not overcome them. Until I accept life completely, on life’s own terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed int eh world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.
The more I focus on defects, the more they grow and multiply.
The courage to change is the courage I need from God to change myself, to learn to accept and to focus on what is good to watch it grow and multiply.
Active acceptance is th key to my relationship with God today. I never just sit and do nothing while waiting for Him to tell me what to do. Rather, I do whatever is in front of me to be done, and I leave the results up to God. However it turns out, it is His will for me.
I found it striking, as I did his discussion and what I learned from it.
Acceptance goes hand in hand with forgiving yourself of the pain that you have sufferred. We forgive others in order to be forgiven, by ourselves as well as by God, in order to accept His love for us and the hope that is in Him.
Especially in this season, may you find acceptance.