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Rum Radio 12x24 Step Three R ewind

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It is unreal how many people in A.A. are under the impression that the 3rd Step requires the alcoholic to have some idea how to turn their will and life over to God.  Wayward souls depressed that movement beyond Step Three is beyond their purview because they have no idea how to achieve this task.  One after another bemoaning, “I don’t think I’m doing this right.  I’m having so much trouble turning my will over.  How do you do that?  How would I know if I’m doing it right?”

Why need it be so arduous for them to find a competent sponsor to tell them, “The book is not asking you to do any such thing.  You don’t know how to turn your will and life over to God because you are wholly incapable of doing so.  You are blocked from accomplishing this.  It isn’t until the next step that we are even going to examine what is blocking you and you are four steps removed from the process of any of those blockages being removed.