Step Three reads: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him"My little prayer from literature I just came across: "To you whom I call my Higher Power, help me to believe You can restore balance to my life. Help me to avoid shading my understanding of You by molding You to my own ability to perceive." (Emotions Anonymous 'TODAY BOOK' April 8 meditation)
I can ask for a Higher Power, interested in my personal recovery to 'come in'.....and leave all my old conceptual thinking behind.....
This step gives me the chance to ".....stop fighting and resisting. We let go and Let God". (pg 49 Emotions Anonymous self-titled book). Further on this page: "Now we have an opportunity to build a new life. We have faced our dilemma and know the more we deny or fight our feelings, the more the depression, anxieties, and fears close in. We have to stop trying to be self-sufficient if we want to get well. Looking at our lives we realized on our own we had not done such a great job. Since emotions are not tangible things, we must admit we cannot change ourselves by willpower alone".
For me the way I court my Higher Power is through the third step prayer, asking for support and guidance:
"God, I offer myself to you, to build and to do with me as you wish. Helpme let go of my self-centeredness, so I can better recognize your will for me. Help me overcome my difficulties so others can see how your love, wisdom and strength allows me to change. Thank you for being with me. May I do you will always."