The first three Steps are all about surrender. Step One – I had to admit my powerlessness over alcohol. Step Two says I need to find and believe in a power greater than myself – God appears to be that power. And then Step Three asks that I make a decision to turn my will and life over to the care of this Higher Power. I’ve heard it expressed thusly: I have a problem, I believe God can help, I think I’ll let Him. In other words, I surrender. I surrender to the idea that I have a disease, and it’s name is alcoholism. I surrender to a power who is greater than me, and greater than my disease. I surrender to the idea that the Program works for whose who work it. I surrender to the notion that my life, thus far, has been based on mistruths and misguided trust in others. I surrender to the Twelve Steps as a program of recovery. I surrender to a faith in God, daily. And I surrender to the idea that I am right where I am supposed to be – in the rooms of A.A., and in the loving, kind hands of God, and you my trudgers, here at This24!! Happy Easter to those who celebrate….and to those who don’t-may you have an amazing day πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Surrendering to another sober day!!
Surrendering to another sober day!!

11 thoughts on “Surrender

  1. Thank you Lord for this day and for all that is in it.
    My times are in your hand.
    My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    As we celebrate this day of remembrance of your resurrection the thought occurs to me if this were not so it would certainly be pretty stupid for these thousands and yes millions and trillions, perhaps gazillions of devotions over time constantly going out to you.

    Is it odd or is it God?

    Is God real?

    Pity the poor atheist who has no one to cry out to when he’s having sex!

    Is this blasphemy?

    Is it odd or is it God?

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

  2. Admitting powerlessness is acknowledging reality. It didn’t mean I gave up. Far from it. It didn’t mean I could now coast. It meant vigorous action.

  3. I not only surrendered – I actually changed teams!
    From the Team of Me to the Team of We.
    From knowing everything to knowing nothing.
    From Head to Heart.
    From Fear to Love.
    From Death to Redemption.

    Grateful for the Gift

  4. I had a problem with surrendering. What was holding me back was not being honest with myself, others, and especially God. I focused on honesty, and soon my life changed. Thank God my life changed, or I would probably be living at rock bottom every day, Have a happy Easter and bless all of you for helping me to be honest

  5. What does it mean to surrender to God?
    God has a plan for our lives, and surrendering to Him means we set aside our own plans and eagerly seek His. The good news is that God’s plan for us is always in our best interest (Jeremiah 29:11), unlike our own plans that often lead to destruction (Proverbs 14:12)

    I found it interesting that our hp or God alows us to set aside our own plans and seek some thing other thand our own. I can also relate to the self destruction as I believe that is what I was doing whole I was searching for self gratification in king alcohol and other behaviors. So glad to better understand surrender , the white flag goes up from alcohol and other poor behaviors.

  6. Top of the Easter Morning Family,
    Surrendering through progress; surrending to a new order of life, surrending just for today. Billy Graham once mentioned, one must bring their own electric chair for self towards God.
    Its through His love that saves us today.
    The truth is with Divine Mercy, stay, and we’ll have no more fear. That’s a sweet deal!!!!
    Peace / Progress
    Something good will happen to us today…

  7. Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!!

    For all those “lost souls” still suffering out there in the silence of your minds….

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