"Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others, so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful. You should not hesitate to visit the most sordid spot on earth on such an errand. Keep on the firing line of life with these motives and God will keep you unharmed."
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, Working With Others, Page 102
"This is the how and why of it. First of all, we had to quit
playing God. It didnâ€™t work. Next, we decided that hereafter
in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director.
He is the Principal; we are His agents. He is the Father, and
we are His children. Most good ideas are simple, and this
concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch
through which we passed to freedom."
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, How it works, Page 62
"When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable
things followed. We had a new Employer. Being
all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close
to Him and performed His work well. Established on such
a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our
little plans and designs. More and more we became interested
in seeing what we could contribute to life. As we felt
new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we
discovered we could face life successfully, as we became
conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of
today, tomorrow or the hereafter. We were reborn."
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, How it works, Page 63
For me, these are the most incredible promises in our book. And, an experience that one should not miss.
What a relief! My job description. Let's me know what's expected of me. And, how I should perform my service. Rather than me trying to figure it out.
In trying to decide where and what I should do next? I can ask myself two simple questions:
1. Am I at the place where I may be of maximum helpfulness to others?
2. Am I headed to the place where I may be of maximum helpfulness to others?