Dearest Only Then,
Bless your heart. Really. That happens in group discussion. Wanna start a bar fight in a meeting? Lead with "God's will". Oh, brother ...
And bless my sober brother Dallas. Yea ... what he said ... it's in the stepwork that our HP is more revealed to us and, to the degree we work it, we become spiritually awake and aware. It says so in step 12, not steps 1, 2, or 3. Let the process work in the order it's laid out. It just works, that's all.
RELAX. Drop the debate. Let God be God.
I've got a few decades of drunken experience with my HP and I'm going to tell Him what to do and who to be? pfft. Time to change my experience and change my OWN mind. Not His or anyone else's. The steps change my mind about nearly everything.
The HP topic in this website was intended to point out he diversity of our God trips as we understand them, not to convince anyone else that ours are right or wrong. They all work just fine THROUGH THE STEPWORK.
Relax and do your own stepwork with your own understanding of God. A willing open mind is all it takes to get started. It's the steps that solidify or change that understanding ... not confusion through debate.
I paid more attention to the word CARE in step 3 instead of who God is and how He works. That's His job. The stepwork is mine. But that's just me and my HP as much as I can understand Him.
PS: Leading a meeting, one can calmly and kindly remind people to keep the talk in terms of "in MY experience, hope, and strength ... this is how it works FOR ME."
Love ya. Keep up the good work.