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Old 07-07-2005, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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finally i have officially completed step three. i did it today and boy do i feel great! i have been so completely stressed out about life and everything in it. sitting down with my sponsor today really got me going and i actually feel great to be alive and sober again. even tho my life is completely messed up right now. but hey as my sponsor told me. it'll all work itself out. your alive and well and sober and that is what matters!! give it to god and you'll see... you'll get those promises!!!

Thanks all for your help i have truly needed it
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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for sure!!!
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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for you! Keep up the good forward actions!
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congrats on the third step!

I dont even know what that is, as I'm gonna work the first step for a little while
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Old 07-08-2005, 06:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's great Heidi! The first three steps are by far my favorite!


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Old 07-08-2005, 07:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Step # 3 Instructions From the Big Book

We were now at Step Three. Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: "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!" We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves utterly to Him.
We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend or spiritual adviser. But it is better to meet God alone than with one who might misunderstand. The wording was, of course, quite optional so long as we expressed the idea, voicing it without reservation. This was only a beginning, though if honestly and humbly made, an effect, sometimes a very great one, was felt at once.
[B] Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning,which many of us had never attempted. Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions.
Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory. This was Step Four. A business which takes no regular inventory usually goes broke. Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process. It is an effort to discover the truth about the stock-in-trade. One object is to disclose damaged or unsalable goods, to get rid of them promptly and without regret. If the owner of the business is to be successful, he cannot fool himself about values.
We did exactly the same thing with our lives. We took stock honestly. First, we searched out the flaws in our make-up which caused our failure. Being convinced that self, manifested in various ways, was what had defeated us, we considered its common manifestations.
Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically. In dealing with resentments, we set them on paper. We listed people, institutions or principles with whom we were angry. We asked ourselves why we were angry. In most cases it was found that our self-esteem, our pocketbooks, our ambitions, our personal relationships
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