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|02-08-2008, 09:34 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fluttering About
More thoughts on the 11th Step
"God, help me to go from where I am, to where I need to be, for who I am."
This is a beautiful 11th step prayer. Although compact and seemingly simple, it is one of the purest ways of working this step. In the first part, "God, help me to go from where I am," I am strengthening my conscious contact as I partner with my Higher Power and invite Him to guide me on my spiritual journey.
The second part, "To where I need to be," reveals the wisdom of this prayer as it shows that I have truly turned the result of my journey over to God. Like all great spiritual treatments, the power here comes from me getting out of the way - thus removing my limited thinking and self will - and allowing God's limitless power and infinite resources to do for me what I can't do for myself.
The last part, "For who I am" reinforces the power of faith. Trusting that God's ultimate knowledge and will for me will reveal my true purpose gives me the greatest gift of all - a real chance at the fulfillment, peace and happiness I seek.
And the Questions for this quote:
How often do I work the 11th step?
What ways do I have of getting out of the way?
Am I truly willing to let Godís will become the direction and destination of my life?
Do I trust that Godís will is better for me that my own will?
Do I know the difference between my will and Godís will?
How can I become willing to work the 11th step?
Quoted from the book THE WISDOM OF THE ROOMS
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