One of the basic principles in recovery is to learn to be Open.  We are told in early recovery that everything needs to change.  It begins with our thinking: being open, honest, and willing to change.
Putting this principle into action is where the rubber meets the road.
I cannot act in a manner of open-mindedness if I am unable or unwilling to trust God.  I will be blind to seeing and deaf to hearing that which is before me.  We are also cut off from God and what He has for us when we are unable to set aside preconceived notions and expectations of others and outcomes.  The act of trusting requires vulnerability and humility before God. If we perceive Him as unloving, uncaring, and judgmental, the act of trust becomes nearly impossible.
How do you view Him today?
~ Terri Peterson