Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
Strep 3 questions from the CODA Green Workbook:
In making the decision to turn my will and my live over to the care of God:
- I will dedicate myself to the path God will have me walk.
- I will make a choice and practice turning it over.
- I will make a commitment to working with my Higher Power, keeping him in constant thought.
How do I know when to let go?
- When I have obsessive thinking,
- When I’m feeling anxiety.
- When it’s not in my control.
- When I question my motives and my actions seem manipulative.
To practice letting it go, I will say a prayer. I will ask God to to remove my obsessive thinking and need to control outcomes. When my thoughts start running, I will hand it over again and again and again. I imagine flipping a stone.
What does “to the care of God” mean to me? It means the universe will work it out. How it’s
supposed to be. For Everyone. Not just for me.
Is this where I let go of results? How does letting go of results help me work this Step better?
YES. The results, good or bad, REGARDLESS of my opinion, is the result of the care of God. I don’t know how things are
supposed to be and practicing letting go helps me build my faith and trust.
How can I be in touch with my Higher Power’s will for me? In what ways does my Higher Power speak to me?
- Pray for the knowledge.
- Pay attention in the present moment.
- Be open and listen to others.
- Go to meetings.
- Talk with others.
- Ask myself, what would Jesus do?
What does “my will” and “my life” mean to me? My will is my way or the highway. A one way street. Always trying to get my way, fighting for my my my my my…Rather than God’s way which is the next right thing and questioning my motives.
If I cannot trust myself, how can I trust my HP? How do I practice trusting?
If not for him, whom can I trust? I DO trust God’s path is indeed the one.
- I will ask “WWJD?” and observe the results.
- I will practice keeping myself in the present moment.
- I will question my motives.
- I will keep aware.
- I will practice patience.
- I will keep turning it over.