Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.
– BB p.77, Into Action
So 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.
– 12&12 p.68, Step Six
All of the Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion to conform to their principles and so, we trust, to God’s will.
– 12&12 p.40, Step Three
Even so, when making specific requests, it will be well to add to each one of them this qualification: “…if it be Thy will.”
– 12&12 p.102, Step Eleven
“God, I offer myself to Thee-to build with me and to do with me as 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!”
– Third Step Prayer, BB p.63, How It Works
– BB p.85, Into Action