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step 3 giving up control

Monday 28th November 2005

Discover how Step 3 of Recovery in Christ involves giving up control and turning your life over to God. Join the conversation on alcoholfree.com today.
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Letting Go and Letting God: Step 3 of Recovery in Christ

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is our spiritual worship. Romans 12:1
Recovery in Christ is a faith-based 12-step program designed to help Christians overcome addiction and compulsions. In this week's episode, host Rik Mulcahey explores Step 3, which involves giving up control and turning your life over to God. As Mulcahey explains, this can be a challenging step for many people, especially those who are used to being in control. However, surrendering to a higher power can be a transformative experience that leads to lasting change. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what it means to give up control, why it's important, and how it can help you on your journey to recovery.
At its core, Step 3 is about letting go of the things that are holding you back and putting your trust in God. As Mulcahey explains, this can be a difficult step for many people because it requires them to admit that they can't do it all on their own. However, he also notes that surrendering to God can be a liberating experience that allows you to break free from the cycle of addiction and compulsions. As he reads from Romans 12:1, 'Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is our spiritual worship.'
Throughout the episode, Mulcahey draws on a number of biblical references to help listeners better understand the concept of surrender. He reads from Psalm 9:9-10, which declares that God is a 'shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.' He also references Ephesians 5:18, which encourages believers to 'let the Holy Spirit fill and control you.' These passages remind us that surrendering to God is not a sign of weakness, but rather a source of strength that can help us overcome even the most challenging obstacles.
Mulcahey also emphasizes the importance of self-examination in Step 3. He encourages listeners to take a piece of paper and pencil out for next week's episode, in which he will guide them through a self-examination exercise. This exercise will help them identify the things in their lives that they need to surrender to God, as well as the things that are holding them back from fully embracing their faith.
Ultimately, Recovery in Christ provides a valuable resource for Christians who are struggling with addiction and compulsions. By embracing the principles of faith-based recovery, listeners can learn to let go of the things that are holding them back and turn their lives over to God. Whether you're just starting your recovery journey or you've been in recovery for years, Recovery in Christ has something to offer. So why not join the conversation today and discover what it means to give up control and let God guide your path? Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.