“Step one showed us an amazing paradox: We found that we were totally unable to be rid of the alcohol obsession until we first admitted we were powerless over it.” 12&12 p.107
This first step was initially intended to help those addicted to alcohol, but it applies to much more. I admit I’m powerless over ANYTHING that makes me feel uncomfortable. I ask my partner (HP) for help, take responsibility for the footwork, and surrender the results over to God, going even beyond acceptance and into gratitude. I simply say out loud in the morning:
“Ok God, here it is. I’m done trying to fix this. I’ve tried so hard and it hurts too much. I can’t do this without you. I’m giving it to you now. Thank you. You choose how you want it to be. Just let me know if there is any footwork you want me to do in order for me to once again be happy, joyous and free around this. I’m willing and ready. Guide me. I love you God.”
When I turn over the things I can’t control to God, ILML!