What surrender looks like

What happens when a soldier surrenders?  He stops, he drops his arms, he does NOTHING that might arouse further retaliation.. Even scratching his nose could mean instant death.

Today I am thankfully sober. Nowadays, after almost 4 years, my HP protects me from my own lust, no matter what the temptations. I'm getting better and better at doing NOTHING. My acting out always involved doing something....

Today's big temptation for me is to intervene to attempt to "manage" my brother who is destroying our family business, my own and other family members' income etc etc. Surrender in this instance means DO NOTHING!  My brother needs my signature to inject any new funds into the business, so my silence effectively means "No more funds".

I shared this with another sponsee this morning, who added  "Be still and know that I am God...". Right on! My HP is always in charge. But He can do nothing unless I get out of His way.

So right now my surrender "action" is to do nothing, to be still, to breathe and give thanks to the HP who is saving me from lust of all forms, one day at a time.  Thank you God....