Working Step Three

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Don’t wait for the right conditions. All that you need for growth is available to you in this moment.

With Step Three, most addicts prefer something spiritual, even if it’s completely unrelated to the God of their childhood. If you are among the addicts who wants/needs to re-conceptualize your vision of God, the following exercise may help: Get a sheet of paper and draw a large circle in it. Inside the circle, write down attributes you would like in a friend or mentor – reliable, caring, nonjudgmental, fun, smart, tactful, nice, etc. Outside the circle, write down attributes you would not like in a friend or mentor – angry, boring, vindictive, controlling, etc. Then grab a pair of scissors and cut away everything outside the circle, throwing that material into the trash. The traits that are left, the items inside the circle, can then be used as your conception of God.

Just for Today
Think about your Higher Power as an understanding and supportive friend.