“‘This is the Step that separates the men from the boys.’ . . . the difference between ‘the boys and the men’ is the difference between striving for a self-determined objective and for the perfect objective which is of God. . . . It is suggested that we ought to become entirely willing to aim toward perfection. . . . The moment we say, ‘No, never!’ our minds close against the grace of God. . . . This is the exact point at which we abandon limited objectives, and move toward God’s will for us.”
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 63, 68, 69
Am I entirely ready to have God remove these defects of character? Do I know at long last that I cannot save myself? I have come to believe that I cannot. If I am unable, if my best intentions go wrong, if my desires are selfishly motivated and if my knowledge and will are limited—then I am ready to embrace God’s will for my life.
From the book Daily Reflections
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