In the Third Step we proclaim that we have made a decision. The decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our Higher Power is also an invitation. It is with this invitation that we welcome our Higher Power’s caring, good direction, and healing.
I’ll talk about this vital decision when we meet on December 10. Join us.
Thomas Keating talks about how God speaks to us through people, events, and experiences.
I’m a data-oriented person who worked in engineering for 40 years, running tests and collecting data. In my everyday life, too, I needed evidence before making decisions. In the early days of my recovery, I found it easy to say that I was turning my life and will over to a Higher Power whose existence I had no evidence for, but as time passed, I found it harder and harder to internalize this resolution and manifest it in my daily life.
During those years, though, God was speaking to me through people, events, and personal experiences; I just didn’t realize it. There came a point when, prompted by meditation, I began looking back and reflecting on those “God moments.” It became obvious to me that a very patient and understanding God had been nudging me along, while keeping me sober, until I was ready for a true Third Step decision — which came easily.
On December 10, I’ll be sharing some of those moments and how they enabled me to come to that decision.