When I was new to AA, I was at someone’s 10 year celebration and she said “It’s still all about surrender.” I have always remembered that and I was thinking about it this week. I knew I had to surrender and I was willing because I was so miserable, but I didn’t know what that meant. Looking back, I surrendered when I said I was alcoholic out loud, when I committed to 90 meetings in 90 days, when I asked someone to help me and took directions from her to work steps and when I started praying every day to stay sober.
Today surrender is not much different. I still try to live the 12 steps. I have added a sincere “Thy will be done” to prayer because I have learned to trust and rely on God.
So, I would like to hear about what surrender means in your life or what/how you struggle with the idea of surrender.