ACIM Workbook Lesson 233 I give my Life to God to guide today. We tell Him that, ⁵Today I come to You. ⁶I will step back and merely follow You.
I give my life to God to guide today.
1. Father, I give You all my thoughts today. ²I would have none of mine. ³In place of them, give me Your Own. ⁴I give You all my acts as well, that I may do Your Will instead of seeking goals which cannot be obtained, and wasting time in vain imaginings. ⁵Today I come to You. ⁶I will step back and merely follow You. ⁷Be You the Guide, and I the follower who questions not the wisdom of the Infinite, nor Love whose tenderness I cannot comprehend, but which is yet Your perfect gift to me.
2. Today we have one Guide to lead us on. ²And as we walk together, we will give this day to Him with no reserve at all. ³This is His day. ⁴And so it is a day of countless gifts and mercies unto us.
It’s All Part of the Plan
Today has not gone as I planned. Not at all. Evidently, though, it went as it needed to go. It’s all part of the plan regardless of how it seems. Normally, I do this lesson early in the morning, first thing, really. Today it is 1:00 and I am just getting to it. But I did read it this morning and I embrace it. I do give my life to God to guide today and every day. It seems though, it is best to renew that commitment every morning and every night. The world can be enticing and distracting.
I continue to watch my mind for goals other than the peace of God. I had a moment today when I felt the movement of time and worried that I would not have enough of it. I asked myself what it is that I want, more time or the peace of God. This is a question that helps me recalculate when I seem to be going in the wrong direction and I easily and quickly choose again.
Choosing Love and Acceptance
I so love the last sentence. I love that I have surrendered my days to God and so I know that this day is one of countless gifts and mercies. Knowing this makes it easy to love everything, to find the good in all things, even those things I at first resist. The contractor said he would try to get by this morning but he didn’t. I can resist this and hate it, or I can accept it and love it. I choose love and acceptance because the peace of God is the only goal I have.