Putting God First In My Life
One of the things I always like to share is that you know I was introduced to Narcotics Anonymous in the 12-step program and that program introduced me to a sponsor. The sponsor introduced me to the 12 steps. And, I always say the 12 steps introduced me to the God of my understanding.
So when I grew up in a Catholic Church the only thing I knew about God was I went to church every Sunday, Wednesday and during holidays. I was a kid that never had a relationship with God. I didn’t know what God meant to me until I worked the steps. I asked God to take care of me and I made a commitment to be a part of what God wanted for me .
One of the things that we talked about is looking what God’s will for me is and having the power to carry that out. I know that without the belief that God is caring for me none of this would be possible. Being there for my kids and and being there for myself and and taking care of myself when I get sick with all these health issues. If I didn’t have a relationship with God then none of it’s possible and it’s like you’re giving God the control. It’s the belief that he’s gonna lead you in the direction you need to go. It’s just so powerful! I’m getting goosebumps talking about it.
Being in his will is the best thing that ever had happened to me. I’m forever grateful for that and I talked to my kids about living in God’s will and God’s grace and what it means to me. I’m just hoping one day that I’ll be asked how did I get that how did I get there. Being available for them. When I was a kid it was like everybody around me would always say these different things about God and Jesus. I never understood it. But I know for me today I’m a living example of what God can do for you and that’s more powerful than anything I can say.