God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
Oh here’s a subject close to my heart. As some have heard me share before I learned many years ago as a young mother of four, that when we pray for patience God gives us lots of opportunity to practice it.
There is a wonderful sense of freedom which creates peace within when we accept the unchangeable situations that calls for patience. What comes with being a parent, but the responsibility that patience requires. It’s no longer just about us so we put ourselves on the shelf for a while as our children’s needs overshadow our own. Another form of letting go. It’s not easy, but when you stop fighting against that which is not going to change, life becomes a little easier as we settle into it. But how do we find the grace to do that? Maybe you have a different way, but for me joining with God in that partnership is like plugging myself into electricity rather than the limited use my battery alone has to offer.
I wonder to myself with this understanding why am I not plugged into Him all the time? I’m guessing it’s because the more I learn to do it the more powerful our current becomes as One. Maybe one day the plug will disappear and all that will remain is electricity. I know, I guess I’m getting a little weird here, but I love using metaphor to clarify what I’m trying to say.