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With the first step, we accepted the fundamental problem we face as alcoholics,

our powerlessness over alcohol and the unmanageability of our lives.  

In the second step, we found the nature of our solution:

a Power greater than ourselves who could restore us to sanity.  ‘

In the third step, we discover how to make use of that solution by

turning our will and our lives over to the care of that power.

Step 3 has been summarized as:  

I can’t, God can, I think I’ll let him

The 12 and 12 says,

… the effectiveness of the whole AA program will

rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to

come to a decision to turn our will and our lives

over to the care of God as we understood him.”

Steps 1, 2, and 3 are the foundation of our program.

Let’s go to you first Cristie,

what are your initial thoughts on this topic?

where do you want to start?

What does it mean to you to make a decision?

What does the phrase “God as we understood him” mean to you?

What is your concept of God?

What does it mean to turn ‘our will and lives over to the care of God” to you?

What is the difference between a life run on self-will and a life that follows God’s will?

How well as self-will served you?

What does “self-centeredness is the root of our troubles” mean to you?

What is a recent example of exercising self-will rather than following God’s will?

How can you know God’s will?

How does prayer and meditation help you discover God’s will?

How is humility different than humiliation?

What reservations have you had about turning your will over to the care of God?

Is recovery God’s will for you?  How do you know?

How is “taking it back” and “turning it over” related?

What prayers do you use to get/stay centered in times of difficulty?

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What would you say to the new person about step 3?

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