We listed our fears and put them on paper. Just what do we do with them now? We hand them over one by one as they creep up. Won’t it be wonderful to be living fear-free? Feel the fear, give it over to God, or your understanding, and do it anyway. Be fearless and get busy living. The whole world is out there. You didn’t get sober to be stuck by fear anymore. What would you do if you removed fear from everything?
Twelve Step programs are spiritual in their design. We as Alcoholics/Addicts must turn our attention to something other than human aid and for us to let go of the controls we think we have over people, place, and things. For the most part we can pray, light candles, meditate, or go to spiritual retreats to learn how to turn it over to a Higher Power. However, in recovery we learn the power of pen to paper. Therefore, we have God Boxes. The boxes are a tool to set your prayers, goals, pain, fear, ambitions, ad infinitum. We learn to turn it over by writing it down and putting it in a box. We learn to let go and let God.