Today I realize why some shortcomings are so difficult to let go of. It’s because they serve as awesome defense mechanisms.
Step Seven: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
If I didn’t always assume the worst, and have a negative, knee-jerk reaction to life, I’d left out in the open; exposed, vunerable. Better safe than sorry, right?
Wrong. Because if I’m right and whatever it is goes bad, then I get to have the “I told you so” attitude, which everyone loves.
And, if I’m wrong and the whatever it is goes well, then I get to have the reluctant celebrator attitude, also a favorite.
Sure, it sounds great to have God remove all my shortcomings. But after you take away all of my bad, what’s left?
Boo-hoo. That’s an alcoholic thinking; essentially equating sobriety with vanilla drudgery.
Have I already forgotten the giant weight that the 12 Steps has lifted from me? I jump from beggar to chooser pretty quick.
Remember: Most of the time, being open and honest is good. Count before speaking. Pray before doing.