When I reached my Third Step, I had to ask myself “What do I have to lose?” My way certainly had not worked. The phrase “A leap of faith” comes to mind when I consider my Third Step, because that was certainly what occurred in my life. The Steps have played a significant role in my recovery before relapse, and the Third Step was a primary factor in attaining any sense of faith or belief in a power greater than myself. I made the decision to close my eyes and go forth blindly – in the hope of finding the peace I was desperate for. Even before I reached a point of considering the Third Step, I first had to “work” Steps 1 and 2. Step One brought me to the tables and to the reality of my drinking – my life was a mess. Step Two had me searching for a power, one that was stronger than my addiction to alcohol. Coming to believe that a power greater than my disease existed was evident in the members and their stories. Something was definitely at work in the lives of those in the rooms.


2 thoughts on “3

  1. My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    As we celebrate the founding of our great nation this weekend I am reminded and confounded by our present-day political situation and like so many others wonder how it is ever going to turn out best.
    I pray!
    I pray!
    I talk to a few others about it!
    I also am reminded we have been through many troubling periods in our brief history somehow have continued on the upward path.
    Thank God for our Constitution and our constitutional government.
    Thank God for his law of which he has written on our hearts.
    May we love God with all our heart, with all our mind and all our might.
    May we love our neighbor as ourselves.

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

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