Finding Joy, like all good things, takes time and work. I think it just naturally, or rather, super naturally comes after we understand, know and trust love. So you say, how can you develop a trusting divine love? Well first you must understand that all trust must be first earned to be received. You must begin to allow God’s Love to earn your trust.
Jesus is faithful!
You will need to see with spiritual vision to understand rightly. Spiritual vision can only be found with a sober lifestyle. As you gain sobriety and clarity, your intuition seems to just “turn on”. You become able to feel and witness spiritual life. Over the years, if you continue to “seek” you will “find” and begin to gain a real historic timeline with God that you can comprehend. This could never happen in your life before, because you were under the influence. Now, you can witness over sober time what doing the next right thing can do in your life.
Yes ..without sobriety, it would be impossible, yet sobriety is not the only key. We must ALLOW this thing to happen. We ALONE control the power of spiritual choice in our lives. To achieve joy will require a radical new form of honest self discipline. Like they say, “there’s only one thing we have to change…EVERYTHING.”
This is nearly impossible to do alone. You will need help, instruction and correction from others who know the way. Thankfully, the only way to keep this gift of divine joy is to give it away. So, the help of the fellowship is always close by and available IF your willing to receive it. The fellowship is one of the few places where you can experience the “want what they have” thing. With our level of stubbornness, seeing it seems, is the only way we can become believing.
As we all know, we don’t really deserve anything good because of our past behaviors yet, if we adhere to the program and continue to seek God by doing the rest of the steps, we can gain the honesty, humility and forgiveness that we need.
“More will be revealed” for In our lives the results will manifest to prove to us that we are receiving the results. Then at some later moment down the line we suddenly experience an overwhelming realization that “God is indeed doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves.” It’s truly an amazing process and something you just don’t wanna miss so as “WE” say.. Keep coming back!