God’s Will

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

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