SESSION THREE
BALANCE OF POWER

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable

As soon as we begin to admit that we don’t have sufficient human power to change we are on the road to recovering our lives. We are coming to see that the ways in which we try to soothe and medicate our deep hurts, fears and insecurities by ‘using’ simply doesn’t work and denying there is a fundamental problem is leaving us enslaved to our addictions. We have lost sight of reality and who we really are.

“It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally – not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom”

 

2 Corinthians 1:9-11 (The Message)

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SESSION THREE
THE SERENITY PRAYER

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that you will make all things right If I surrender to your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you forever in the next. Amen.

 

Reinhold Niebuhr

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