I was very fortunate to have a mentor who guided me through my addiction recovery process. Just the other day, I commented to my wife how Vic poured everything he had into me. I owe so much to Vic. He was several years older than me and had joined alcoholics anonymous six years prior to me coming onto the scene.
Vic taught me how to live sober but he also taught me a lesson on how to live life when faced with death.
Vic always struggled with emphysema and the disease eventually forced him to live his final months in an assisted living facility. On one of my visits with him, I asked him how he was doing. He said, “Jay for the longest time I would pray to God and say, ‘why me?’ Finally, during one prayer, I surrendered all of me to God and said, ‘why not me God,’ and that’s when everything changed for the good.”
He went on to say that he was now facing his daily battle equipped with peace and grace which gave him more energy to fight than he ever had before.
As noted in the opening quote–your soul definitely goes to the object of your focus.
Isaiah 26:3, You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.