Step Three suggests we “turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
My first response to reading that was “but I don’t understand Him!”
Or worse, in what little understanding I had of Him, God was actually an asshole.
So, yeah, what if we don’t really understand Him? Or worse, think he’s a colossal jerk?
Those aren’t actually fertile grounds for turning things over, are they?
Well, I’ve got a little tool that may help you.
First, get out a piece of paper or a journal and identify the biggest place in your life where your Higher Power came through for you, even if it’s just something small.
Describe it in detail, what happened, how it happened and how you felt about what and how it happened.
Now, ask yourself, who does your Higher Power have to be to do that?
Write that down, in detail, too. Circle the words that resonate the most with you.
Third, identify a problem or a challenge you’re currently having in your life.
Then ask yourself, “How might I feel about this problem, or what might I do in the face of this challenge, if I trusted a Higher Power with those same qualities could handle this situation?”
Write that down in detail, too. Again, circle the words that most resonate with you.
Even if you started with something small, you can do this exercise again and again as your Higher Power continues to show up in more powerful ways in your life.
So, there you have it! Fairly easy, right?
Yup, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful.
In fact, my experience with this is as I continued to do it, I started to see all kinds of other places my Higher Power had shown up for me, but I couldn’t recognize before.
And now, I’d love it if you’d share your experience, strength and hope in the comments on the website and let us all know what comes up for you. I read every one.
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