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Chairing is Difficult

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I’ve had personality conflicts in the past. Once, I was chairing my home group’s business meeting, and it was not clear how the meeting should be conducted. A couple of people criticized me because I was not using Robert’s Rules of Order. I was not familiar with them.

I asked if anyone would like to take over, but no one raised a hand. I was able to finish the meeting. Afterward, a couple of people thanked me, but all I could do was cry. I didn’t go back to the meeting for a year. Only by the grace of God was I able to stay abstinent during that time.

Later, I had a sponsor who insisted I go back, chair the meeting, and then report back on what had happened. I did what my sponsor suggested, and it was very healing. God is good.

— Evelyn E., Buda, Texas USA

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