Thursday, December 5, 2013

Celebrating One Minute at a Time


Just three more minutes. Just a few days...he was just there a couple weeks.
It's interesting how those statements can mean so much in different ways to different people.
To someone wrapping up a treadmill workout it may seem like an eternity if still running, but if walking, not so much.
A few days until the weekend, seems like a long time to someone who hasn't had a weekend off in months. To another, it's just a couple days.
In recovery I have a heightened awareness of what minutes, days, weeks, months, and years mean.
When someone has an hour sobriety, to one that may seem small, to another life saving. I have learned that in life, you can't celebrate and glorify God for 30 years sobriety without having the first hour.
"To glorify God means to think and act in such a way that the goodness, greatness, and beauty of God are constantly obvious to ourselves and all those around us.  It means to live in such a way that when people see us they think, Thank God for God, if God would create such a life." Dallas Willard
Whether you struggle with an addiction or not, make this next hour count and celebrate it. He created you and gave you the strength to live thru it and needs to be acknowledged for it. Thank God for creating such a life as yourself. You are special to Him.
As you go thru this next hour, savor it and know this, you always have a place to run to, always. That place is GOD.
Oh, and big congrats on another minute closer to living out a better life in Him. That's huge!
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12

Rodney

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