Surrender - A lifetime of self-will run riot can come to a screeching halt, and change forever, by making a simple decision to turn it all over to a higher power. Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him. Although that journey begins when they first walk into the rooms, real recovery begins when a decision is made to "let go" of living their lives their way, and turning it over to a power greater than themselves.Many of us who have found recovery through the 12 steps, are amazed to find that as soon as we sincerely take that Step 3, a loving God as we understand Him does actually begin to "care for our lives" in miraculous ways. The key to releasing that power is found in the previous step -- believing that it can and will happen. Then we follow with th course of action of the following steps. Each Stepping Stone has the principle of the step on one side and the recovery symbol of the circle-triangle on the other.