project.HEAL: A is for Acceptance

Acceptance Video:

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In what ways are you accepting?

Serenity to accept the things I cannot change Acceptance is a large part of learning to live life in spite of all the problems that we face either because we caused them ourselves or because of a broken world where stuff doesn’t work together perfectly. We must learn to be content and ready for whatever life throws our way to understand the idea of acceptance leads to peace. Philippians 4:11 …for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Paul in this letter is telling His friends that He has learned that the secret to joy is being content! He talks about accepting His circumstances, whether good or bad. For the addict, we have many circumstances that can seem overwhelming such as relationship problems, legal or financial issues and maybe even health concerns. Learning to wade through all of this stuff can be a struggle if we don’t learn acceptance. Things we cannot change refers to everything outside of ourselves. Persons, places, and things, are what we have to learn that we are not in control of. Past decisions can’t be changed, the way our family struggles to trust us, or being on probation with the courts is all out of our hands. The sooner we accept this, the sooner we can work on what can be changed, us.

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