STEP 6 -ENTIRELY READY
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. --ROM. 12: 1
Are you willing to turn your whole life over to God or do you want to just give him the part you are having problems with? Maybe your husband has a problem with alcohol. He comes home late for dinner, and you can tell he's been drinking. What part do you turn over to God, and what part of the problem do you handle yourself?
Perhaps you work hard all week, and on Sunday you want to sleep in. Things aren't going well at work. You are really irritable because the other employees aren't doing their job the way you think they should. What part of this problem do you turn over to God, and what do you take care of yourself?
Your son has been staying out late and running with the wrong crowd. You are worried, so you stay up until he comes in and really yell at him. The next day you are so tired it is hard to concentrate·at work. What part of this problem do you turn over to God?
God wants it all. He wants us to turn our hearts, our souls, our minds, and our power over to him.
God will be merciful as he prepares us for service to him.
It is always one of those character defects that I don't want to give up but every time I do Let Go and Let God, it always works out a lot better. So why am I reluctant? My self will can really run amuck. Especially when I am fearful. If I do things that our 12 Step Program gives me to do, I am more at peace and do not react. I can make better choices with God's help.