God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just say a prayer and God would take away all our troubles? We can put our problems in Gods hands, we can let them go, but the truth is they will continue to follow and affect us wherever we go until we face the fact that we do indeed have a problem. Then and only then can the acceptance come. What comes next is the action it creates. What is prayer, but a spiritual request. When we ask for something it creates an action, and so we must in turn be prepared for what that actions in-tells on our part.
Turning to God in prayer is also creating an opportunity for our soul to become a bigger part of the action it requires. God knows what we need to do to find the peace that serenity creates. He’s not asking us to step aside so He can take over our life. He wants to work with us, in us and through us. The process in itself creates the Oneness that we were designed for in the first place.
So when we hear things like, it is Gods will, it’s important that we understand that it simple means He only wants the best for us. He will show us what He means if we let Him.