Skating toward the goal! How the program of recovery works !
…we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. He is the Principal; we are His agents. He is the Father, and we are his children. Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.
When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed. We had a new Employer, Being all powerful, he provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed his work well. Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs. More and more we became interested in seeing what we could contribute to life. As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter. We were reborn.
We were at Step Three: Many of us said to our maker, as we understood Him: God I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and do with me what thou wilt . Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy love, and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always.” We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves entirely to Him.
—-Quoted from Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. World Services, Inc., 1955, pages 62-63.
—Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.