Principle V: Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
Principle IV: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, God, and to someone I trust.
It’s safe to say that pretty much everyone is ready for the end of the year, but we have one more holiday to get through first. The one that has so many meanings to so many people. Yes, Christmas; the most misunderstood, stressful, and risky. This holiday affects me in all of the Big 4; Christianity, alcoholism, mental illness, and homosexuality. I always dread going into this holiday because of all the implications it could have on me. Will I forget to acknowledge the true meaning of Christmas? How many events will I go to that there will be alcohol? How will my mind handle the stress and anxiety of all the expectations surrounding this day? How many ‘Clobber Passage’ zealots will I be able to avoid before one of them throws one of those scriptures at me?
Principle III: Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
I always find inspiration from all kinds of sources, mostly other peoples personal blogs that touch on topics that I can relate to. I have pulled together my favorite blogs of 2016 that have really helped me through this last year. I hope that you too can find inspiration and guidance through them, as I have.