Define Surrender

on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Posted in Step 1, Questions & Answers, 12 Step Attitude, The Steps

When we talk about "surrender" in the first step, it doesn't mean "falling", at all.

Those who surrender do not act out. They never do. It makes one free of the drug because we get out of God's way and allow Him - yes, allow Him - to remove it. At least temporarily. It is in surrendering that we let go of the acting out "opportunity". The surrender (or "giving up") is of two things simultaneously:

1 - the acting out opportunity


2 - the need to overcome the overwhelming desire.

Those who think that "giving up" has anything whatsoever to do with giving in to the temptation have never done it themselves yet, and have not yet tasted this way of recovery.

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