The Wisdom to Know the Difference…

God, grant me the trouble

To accept the things I can change

Courage to change the things I can’t

And give others the wisdom to know that I am right…

Seems logical… everyone is living as the star of their own little movie these days, so it only makes sense that we make ourselves the center of everything right? Put our best foot forward on social media so others are jealous of all the cool stuff we get to do, or put cryptic statements to attract attention because we feel “lesser than” for some reason… you know what I’m talking about. Those posts where people say things like, “You’ve got to be kidding me! I’m so hurt…” and then leave everyone hanging on what happened… prompting their curiosity enough to comment and ask what’s up.

Anyways… that is not where I intended on going with this blog post. Let me get back on track.

I am sure that you have heard the version of the Serenity Prayer that goes like this:

God grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And wisdom to know the difference.

What I am not sure of is whether you know that there is more to this prayer than those 4 lines. I learned this prayer almost 10 years ago and I cannot even begin to express the comfort it has brought me over the years. I just want to share it with you. If you find some level of peace, encouragement, comfort or any other thoughts on this prayer, please leave a comment and let me know.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.

Amen.

Be blessed!

 

 

 

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