Third Step Confession

Step Three: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.”                                                                                             

3 frogs are sitting on a log, one decides to jump off, how many frogs are left sitting on the log?

Well, 3 of course. Why? Because deciding to do something isn’t the same as doing it. The world is full of good intentions. 

27 years ago an AA (Alcholics Anonymous) in a Step Study discussion of Step Three I learned about deciding to jump off the log. It took another six months of four meetings a week to decide to stop drinking - no job, no wife, no home and no money pushed me off the log.

Six months later I stopped smoking. I bragged to a like-minded group that I owed my success to Step Three. The truth was one 'potential deal breaker' glance from my future wife at our 'Spill Your Guts' workshop, pushed me off the log again.

In this past week's Zoom AA meeting I was forced to confess, declare my decision on which path or which way I had decided to go. Clearly there were not any "half measures availed us nothing" options.

I am thankful for all the "friends of Bill" and especially my Zoom mates for helping me 'Make a Decision.'


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