All we have is today. But sometimes our day has yesterday and tomorrow in it too. How then do I stay in this day? This box is perfect for this particular mindset. If we have something from another day nagging at us or just plain spinning around in our mind, we can write it down and put it in the box. It will now belong to God or if you wish, your Higher Power. Take it out of you and turn it over. Essentially freeing up your mind to handle this day, the only day we live in.
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.