Once we compulsive eaters truly take the Third Step, we cannot fail to recover. ~ Overeaters Anonymous. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition (p. 24). Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
The Third Step says we….
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives
over to the care of God as we understood Him.
And “Once we…truly take the Third Step,
we cannot fail to recover.”
That means truly taking Step Three
is to totally surrender. I understand
the Army description of surrender
includes five “S” words:
Silence (they cannot plan an escape)
Search (for weapons, maps, orders, etc.)
Secure (tie up or guard)
Safeguard (from dangers) and
Separate (to facilitate control).
What does it mean to surrender
to God as we understand God?
We don’t argue with God or
rely on somebody else,
we hide nothing from God,
nor do we try to.
God protects us.
And, accepting our surrender
is ready, eager, and pleased
to meet our needs
and to use the talents
with which he blessed us
to benefit us and everyone else
in the world!