When I was very new to AA I heard a woman speak in a meeting and what she said made me truly want recovery. The woman was telling the group that the day before her daughter had been hurt in an accident near their house. The woman said that got into the ambulance with her daughter and she began to pray that her daughter would be okay and that God fix this situation. And then, she said that she stopped and changed her prayer. Instead she began to pray, “God help me to get out of your way.”
I was stunned by her words and I knew then that I wanted what AA people had and I understood that what this woman had came from being in this program.
That was more than 20 years ago. I still want it.
God help me to get out of your way.