I came to Nar-Anon to help my addicted loved one. I quickly learned that to be of any help to others, I must first take care of myself. When I took my inventory, I saw that I was a distrustful person. Trusting has always been difficult for me. I have lived my whole life feeling as though I was a victim; therefore, I acted like a victim. Today, I want to change and be able to trust rather than see myself as the eternal victim, living in fear and still suffering from the wounds of my past. I want to learn to trust in a safe and healthy way. TRUST: “Assured reliance on the character, credibility, strength, or truth of someone or something. One in which confidence is placed; Dependence on something future or contingent. Hope, etc…” When I look at the definition of trust, I see it has more to do with where or with whom I choose to place my trust. From this, I gather that trust conveys the assurance of consistency and confidence in the thing or person I am trusting. I do not have to fear when I am fairly certain of how this person or thing will act or be. My part is to use my experience, conscience, and common sense before I make a decision to trust someone or something. When I am in doubt, I can turn to my Higher Power through prayer and meditation, ask for guidance, and wait for direction. I believe that my Higher Power is trustworthy.

Thought for Today: Today, I turn my will and my life over to the care of my Higher Power. When I place my trust in my Higher Power, I have no reason to fear.

“Trust is that rare and priceless treasure that wins us the affection of our heavenly Father.” ~ Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust