One lesson I learned repeatedly during the course of my sobriety was how often the need for willingness kept coming back up.
Willingness to admit powerlessness.
Willingness to accept help.
Willingness to believe in God.
Willingness to make change.
Willingness to start making amends to those people we have harmed.
In our spiritual journeys, it is the same.
We must be willing to acknowledge we do need a power greater than ourselves.
We must be willing to acknowledge that we need help: both from God and from our community.
We must be willing to believe in God.
We must be willing to to make changes in our lives.
We must be willing to work towards reconciliation and restoration in our relationships.
Whether we are trying to grow in sobriety or in spirituality, we must be willing. Willing to be humble. Willing to be vulnerable. Willing to be in community. Willing to acknowledge what needs to be changed. Willing to give up the destructive habits that we have been clinging to.
Our willingness is going to be the key to growth.