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AA Step 3 ~Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

He might need a nap.

Wait. Doesn’t AA suggest that the willpower we do have is insufficient to get sober alone? And if that is truly the case – what difference should it make if we give the insignificant amount of power we do have over to God? That would leave us without any whatsoever. Why should God get all of it? Doesn’t s/he/it have enough already?


How about – instead of the above BS – we just learn how to become nurturing friends to our own selves? Doesn’t God reside within each of us anyway? Won’t s/he/it – the BMOC – be getting in on some of our friend-to-ourselves business if – and when – we learn how to be one?

Why doesn’t’ AA encourage us to learn how to be true friends to our own selves? Why doesn’t AA encourage us to rely on the power we DO possess rather than constantly berating members with falsehoods about supposed powerlessness?

When I got drunk I didn’t control shit because I WAS INTOXICATED, not because I was powerless. I stopped drinking alcohol and I still don’t drink it today. That is my will in control.

God didn’t get sober for me. No one did.

Published by Jennifer

I've finally found my happy place in sobriety. Yay! Go Me!

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