Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Recently, I found myself in a place of fear, and my gut reaction is to want to control the world around me to feel safe. My sponsor encouraged me instead to look up the word “surrender” and consider how I could let go and let God. Definitions of surrender included: stopping fighting; stopping trying to prevent something; and giving away something possessed because of necessity. I

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