Today, I’m thankful for sponsees. Well, I guess technically not sponsees. I’m not actively involved in a 12 step group right now. However, over the years, I’ve had relationships that are very much like that sponsor/sponsee relationship. I’ve found that being the “sponsor” is just as helpful as having a “sponsor.” It is amazing how often I can see myself in those with whom I’m trying to share my experience, strength, and hope. Walking them through their choices, struggles, and victories actually gives me hope and helps me take stock of myself, my actions, and my struggles. It is amazing how often I overlook things in my life that I can tell are a problem in others. These realizations force me into action for myself. I’m always helped.

My goal today is to be a supportive, gracious, helpful sponsor. Further, my goal is to take stock of the advice and counsel I give, then to follow it myself.

Glorious God, when I have given counsel, open my eyes to see how much I need it myself. Strengthen me to follow Your good counsel. Thank You for those who have counseled me well and for those You have allowed me to counsel. I am all Yours today; do with me as You will.

Please, in order to encourage your fellow travelers, share your gratitude, goals, and prayers in the comments section below.

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