Step 3 in Alcoholics Anonymous reads ...
"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him"
Made a decision. . .
Successful people are successful because of their ability to make decisions. Making decisions is simply gathering facts and determining a course of action based on interpretation of those facts as we perceive them. We don't know what the results of those decisions will be, but we do have certain pertinent information that we must gather. In this Twelve-Step process, the first two Steps have given us the information with which to make this decision. We have seen our alternatives, and we have a choice: we can choose to begin to live our lives on a spiritual basis. Step 3 is a principle that we should apply not only to our addiction or compulsion but to all areas of our lives as long as we live.
It has changed my life.