I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER OTHERS ACTIONS


I ONLY HAVE CONTROL OVER HOW I RESPOND TO THOSE ACTIONS!

Hello and God bless you.

I thank God for everything in my life today. I am truly grateful to be alive and clean. I have been granted another chance at living a life with purpose. I no longer feel the need to be in control. The truth is I was never in control but insanely out of control.

I always thought that I had everything under control when I was active. Wow what a rude awakening. I can remember thinking I was a master manipulator, con man or whatever. Little did I know that I wasn’t. I was a pain in the ass to most, obnoxious to others and just all around fool to everyone. I thank God for opening my eyes.

Today I practice the principals of NA. I live one day at a time, take suggestions, do stepwork and make meetings everyday. I love the way I feel. It wasn’t always this way. I am learning that I have no control over certain situations and no control over other people, their actions or their responses. I do however have control over the way I respond to people and their actions.

I will not use today because someone hurts my feelings. I used to run and get high over the smallest things. Today is different. I am growing and I am proud of myself for how I am handling life on lifes terms. I just recently displayed my growth and actually realize that recovery really doesn’t equal cleantime. It’s sad but I have no control over it so I have given it up to God. I know one thing..

I WILL NOT USE OVER IT.

I guess its true some people are placed in your life just to get you to the next level. Thank you Sara for helping me get there.

Peace and blessings

NAM

2 thoughts on “I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER OTHERS ACTIONS

  1. Thank you for commenting on my post. That is fantastic news. I am happy you got some closure. It's the beginning of the healing process for that part of your past. Freeing yourself from that and allowing you to move forward. Thank you for sharing this Cara. Recovery does work when we work it..I LOVE IT

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  2. This is true and one thing I need to practice on aily basis. It's funny just recently one of my friends in the rooms wrote this on an index card for me to bring when I went to visit my mother, who is also an addict. I can not control other people/things only the way I react to them!! The visit with mom actually went a lot better than expected, she even made amends for all the wrongs she has done and I couldnt be more happy and fulfilled. She did something I've be seeking and using over for the past 13 years, she finally apologized and that's all I've ever wanted. Thanks Nam for your wonderful post.

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