I am here by the will of the Great Spirit.
Under the lash of alcoholism, we are driven to A.A., and there we
discover the fatal nature of our situation. Then, and only then, do we
become as open-minded to conviction and as willing as the dying can. We
stand ready to do anything which will lift the merciless obsession from
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 24
When we encountered A.A., the fallacy of our defiance was revealed. At
no time had we asked what God's will was for us; instead we had been
telling Him what it ought to be. No man, we saw, could believe in God
and defy Him, too. Belief meant reliance, not defiance. In A.A. we saw
the fruits of this belief: men and women spared from alcohol's final
catastrophe. We saw them meet and transcend their other pains and
trials. We saw them calmly accept impossible situations, seeking
neither to run nor recriminate. This was not only faith; it was faith
that worked under all conditions. We soon concluded that whatever price
in humility we must pay, we would pay.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 31
Great Spirit may I remember I am here by your will.