Step 3Made a decision to turn our will and our lives our to the care of God as we understood Him.
If we decide, or make up our own mind, to turn our will and our life over to the care of God as we understand God, that decision ALONE will not turn it over. We will have to take the actions necessary to turn it over. The first three Steps are designed to bring us to the point where we become WILLING to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a Higher Power.
Then and only then are we spiritually ready to move on to Step 4.