God, grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change,
The COURAGE to change the things I can, and
The WISDOM to know the difference.
This prayer really helped me realize that even-though I may not have control over the circumstances in my life, I do have control on how I respond to the circumstances.
It is so easy for us to get caught up in our troubles that we tend to lose focus on what really matters.
This is why Serenity is so important, to ask God for calmness and peace over things we have no control over but causes us so much pain.
In the new year my focus is learning to accept the areas I have no control over, and learning to change the things I have control over - which is my thought process and how I respond to the situation
I am tired of living my life trying to control everything, that only leaves me restless. I don’t want to spend my life stuck in a pattern and I don't want to gain this world but lose what matters.