Giving Up Our Controlling Nature

In Step Three, we may be confused about what it means to turn our will over to our Higher Power – that without our will we will be trapped with no options. We worry that we will be giving away our power. In reality we are giving over our controlling nature to our Higher Power. ~ INC., ACA WSO. Strengthening My Recovery: Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families. ACA WSO INC.. Kindle Edition.

3. Made a decision to turn our will
and our lives over to the care of God
as we understood Him.
A logical mistake, that’s what it says!
Our will is listed first, so that could imply
our will is even more important than our life!
But this does ring true…that we’re giving up
our controlling nature, our willfulness it could say.
And when we make a decision, we can make another.
It’s not as though we give away control forever.
God is going to show us He has our best as a goal,
but we can take back the controls.
Once we actually try the God way,
chances are extremely good we’ll see we benefit.
But when we try it, having seen the results God gets
as compared to what we get, we’ll choose better:
“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.”