04: Accepting What Is

You suffered when you clung to the wish that what was should not have been. Or that what is should not be. But your dogged resistance has not brought you life. As you choose to accept that you cannot change what is—your past or the actions of others—you are being set free. And as you accept the fundamental reality of God’s unfailing love for you, you are able to bear what is without anxiety. You imitate Jesus by changing what you can and accepting what you cannot. And, like Jesus, neither undoes you. As you choose to walk in the good way, you are discovering that you can allow what is without sinking. As you practice accepting what is, you flourish.