God, I offer myself to Thee To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, That victory over them may bear witness To those I would help of Thy Power, Thy love and Thy way of life, May I do Thy will always!
Attached you will find Step 3. You can download it to your computer and type right on the document.
Take a moment to write your own third step prayer. This is from one of our members. Thanks Lou . . .
Thank you for always looking after me and being here with me constantly. I know you are here as I can feel you in my heart. Thank you for removing all the false thoughts and beliefs I can have that cause me suffering and pain and for reminding me frequently of who I really am. Thank you for always supporting me and for bringing into my life all the people and opportunities now that bring me so much Joy, Love, Peace and Abundance. Thank you for lighting the way. I let go and align my heart to yours and let your love do the work. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. Louise 2021
Step 3- I came to believe that a power greater than myself can restore me
How have I acted on self-will so far? Did my attempts to control
others or control my own emotions interfere with Higher Power taking care of me?
I am self willed and self directed. I do what I want, sometimes taking directions for others that cause chaos in my life
A.Controlling- I try to control my environment and sometimes except
other to follow and do what I want them to do. Giving them reminders of things they should know to do themselves.
B.Avoiding and isolating- I like to be alone and often spend hours alone when I should be sharing
my life with my husband and family.
C. Negative caretaking- I don take care of myself but try to take care of others. I negative self talk, my self esteem is low
D.Using others – I use others by expecting them to be around when I want. They end to control my ups and downs. I flirt with others on occasion to make myself feel better.
E.Aggression - I have a temper and get easily angry when things dont go as I expect them to go. I will destroy property that I later regret.
F. Acting on impulse- I have ADD so Im very impulsive. I do things before I think about what I am doing causing difficulties at home and at my job.
G.Obsessing and acting out [calling, texting, emails] – I acted out my bottom line behaviors and have little control over my obsessions and lack having a clear mind.
How has acting on self-will affected my life?
A. I have gotten in trouble at work. My home life is a painful place I don’t want to be.
What fears and reservations do I have making this decision?
A. That I will fail connecting with my HP.
Can I make the decision to surrender myself to the care of a Higher Power with a willingness
to give up self-hatred and behavior that harms me, harms my health and prevents me from taking care of myself and my own
A.Yes, I can with prayer, meditation and my top line behaviors. I can let God guide me, my future
endeavors because I know that He can fix it and give me the stregth i need to continued
evolving into a sane person instead of the insanity I have been living.
Bow your head with a friend of mentor and recite the third step prayer. Memorize it first. Reflect on how you feel right now and about how far you have come.
Reflection- I have come a long way in understanding my behaviors. I understand that have been powerless over love and my life has been very unmanageable with a/o behaviors, I have self harmed in many ways by thinking the worse of myself, not taking my meds as I should, harming myself physically and having uncontrollable fears that weren’t warranted. But things are becoming easier to understand through reading and speakig with others with the same afflictions in group.
Thank you o providing me with clear directions and the information need for my recovery.
A friend of mine S. asked me to post her life stories to the steps (I am going to Russian meetings too and I was need to translate it). Third step: assignment to God.
I always say such a phrase that the assignment for me there is the following: as for a person who has no legs, these person will never run on the lawn and play football, nevertheless, I had the acceptance of such a vision as I am "disabled" in quotes, I was grown up in a destructive family, in this regard, certain concepts and behavioral models are embedded in me, with which it is pointless to fight.
Considering all this, I must accept this fact that I am a spiritual disabled person and, with my love addiction, I cannot do anything about it. Already being in the community, I refuted both, the first step and the third, several times and continued to steer, to control, and started some kind of relationship, but until I accepted my powerlessness and turned over to God, I continued to get sick.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2021 8:51:52 GMT -8 by Susan P.