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Speakers Panel

This morning we heard the convention speakers talk about the convention’s theme: AA’s Future!

Points made:

Buying AA-approved conference literature to sell at our home groups supports AA.

Group inventories are as important as personal inventories for change and growth.

We need to be teaching the traditions to our sponsees and in our home groups.

We each need to be at group conscious meetings to vote and “to do what the Master would do.”

We should ask ourselves, “What do I bring to the dance?”

The mind and efforts of man could not have brought AA about; therefore, the future is in God’s hands too!

We should carry the undiluted message the way the Big Book tells us to.

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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

Seventh Step Prayer

My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen.

– Seventh Step Prayer, BB. p. 76, Into Action

Third Step Prayer

“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