22-04: God loves you so…Be Yourself

God loves you so…Be Yourself

Quote
The easiest thing to be in the world is you.  The most difficult thing to be
is what other people want you to be.  Don’t let them put you in that position.
~Leo Buscaglia~

Meditation
Each and every one of us is uniquely created for a specific purpose.  We are given different talents, abilities, desires, and missions to fulfill.  Don’t feel out of step, if your own goals & aspirations don’t necessarily line up with someone else’s.  Seek to establish that which is right for you, and then pursue it with purpose.  Lasting joy, satisfaction and sense of accomplishment will never be found in trying to satisfy someone else’s expectation of you.  It will only come from doing what you yourself know in your heart that you are called to do and be.

Thought for the day
Whether at home, at work, at church, at your local country club or at the Rotary meeting do not let others steal your dreams.  There are so many that claim to know God’s will for you or perhaps from their own false perspective, selfishness or insecurities want to crush your aspirations.  Don’t let them do it.  If you are connected to God and His spirit in you and feel called to do something unpopular, unusual or out of the norm, well… pray about it, talk to others in recovery, talk to your spiritual director, ask for guidance and follow you heart.  We are purposely, by divine design, uniquely made , with different skills and gifts.  Our happiness does not come from people pleasing… our true happiness will come when our destiny is fulfilled as we try, to the best of our ability, to know and follow the will of God.  Do I know that I can either please others or please God, but not both?  Am I through being a people pleaser or should I be going to Co Dependents Anonymous?

Scripture
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.  For the body is not one member, but many.  If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.  And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?  But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.  If they were all one member, where would the body be?  But now there are many members, but one body.  And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable members have no need of it.  But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.  And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.  Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. ~1 Corinthians 12:12-27~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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