Admitting Powerlessness

Step One is:
We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and dysfunctional behaviors and that our lives had become unmanageable.

This was a big….way big step for me. Nobody likes to admit they are powerless. I equated powerlessness with defeat. I thought I was admitting defeat. But what I learned from the 12 Steps is that in admitting that I am powerless, I am opening the door to God. It is the first step toward victory.

As Paul said in the Bible: I had to decrease….. so God could increase. I had to loose control….. or maybe not loose control….but instead I had to come to the realization that I never did have control or power over my life. It was coming to the realization that only God is in control. I was finally able to get myself out of the way.

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