God’s Will

The 11th step says that I am only to pray for God’s will. When I started Al-anon that felt restrictive. I could have said my whole life I have hesitated to consider that level of surrender as restrictive because I remember how uncomfortable I felt when an elder woman prayed that I would learn to love God’s will’
These days I have realized that what I want and what God’s wants are the same thing. Sometimes I feel God’s and a 1000 .times revised version of my will are the same
When years ago I read the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians I saw the fruits were a very fine definition of what it means to be emotionally healthy. I thought about writing My Masters Degree thesis on that idea.
I want all the thing listed in the fruits of the Spirit are the ways I want to be the ways I treat my family and you.
The first Fruit listed is Love. The rest of the items are the development of love…….” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”..

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