Yes, you can

September 07, 2018

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
— Step Two

Oh, no. I couldn’t possibly do that.

Well, maybe I could try.

I guess I can do it, but not very well.

I’m doing it, but I’m very, very frightened.

Oh, my. I’m doing it better.

Oops! I made a mistake. Guess I can’t do it, after all.

Oh well. I’ll try again.

See! I’m not doing any better this time.

Okay, I’ll try one more time. Maybe twice.

Hey look! I’m pretty good!

I guess I can do it, after all.

Wow! This is really fun.

There’s a learning curve for anything we want to learn to do. We don’t just know how to do something, and do it well.

One good reason to have a Higher Power is that He or She believes in us, even when we don’t believe in ourselves. We don’t just need to come to believe in God. We need to come to believe in ourselves.

Let your I can’t turn into an I can. Take all the time you need. Learn to enjoy the process of coming to believe you can. Be patient. Accept where you are in your learning curve today.

God, please grant me a humble confidence that allows me to enjoy the gift of life, myself, and all the things you’ve given me to do.

From the book: More Language of Letting Go

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About the author

In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books.

One of Melody's more recent titles is The Grief Club, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new "club" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth.

For more information about Melody and her books, visit the author's official website