BOOK THREE – Angel’s Story
THE FIRST PRINCIPLE: Prayerwork
from The One Minute Minister: Restoring Spirituality to Time Management
“What do the 12 steps have to do with managing my time?” the minister asked.
“The 12 steps are an excellent resource. Are you familiar with them?
“Not to any great extent. I’ve heard of them.”
“Here, she said, showing him a page taped in the front cover of her journal. Take a look at the first three steps.”
1) We admitted we were powerless over _________ —- that our lives had become unmanageable.
2) Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3) Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.
“Why is the line blank?” the minister asked.
“Because the addiction itself can be anything and can be different for each person. But the principle is the same: no matter what the addiction, it is time to yield to God. Now, isn’t that prayer? To yield yourself to God entirely? And that’s why the first secret is so important. No matter what you have to do today, there is nothing so important that a minute in prayer before you begin will improve it.”
What have you heard about the 12 steps?
How would taking these first three steps change your life?