Home Steps First Willingness, Then Ability

First Willingness, Then Ability

1 min read
0
The other day my sponsee was telling me how grateful she was to have me in her life. I had to agree—I was also grateful. Had I not been willing to be a backup for her sponsor then none of the following would have come to pass. This member, who was in her second pregnancy, needed to reach out by making phone calls to me twice a week. Eventually she asked me for some additional help, so I took a closed meeting to her home. I came to the meeting with a selected story from OA’s Abstinence book, plus I

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Image by Joanne H.

    All the Way In

    A couple of months ago, I was out walking my dogs when I received a call from one of the m…
  • Speed Dating for Sponsors

    At our annual retreat, a miscommunication turned into a fantastic new workshop. When the l…
  • Fresh and Vital

    While doing some writing about the “vital spiritual experience” described in the Big Book …
Load More Related Articles
  • Responsibility and Reward

    Service is both the responsibility and the reward for recovery through the Twelve Steps of…
  • Image by Joanne H.

    All the Way In

    A couple of months ago, I was out walking my dogs when I received a call from one of the m…
  • The Only Thing That Worked

    Hi, I’m Chris B., a compulsive overeater and powerless over food. I would not be alive tod…
Load More By admin
  • Amending Fear and Shame

    Step Eight: Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to …
  • Priceless Peace

    Before I was halfway through my Ninth Step, I experienced, as the Big Book promises, a new…
  • Morning Crossing

    When I drew this picture, I realized that I was like the baby loon on its mother’s b…
Load More In Steps
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Responsibility and Reward

Service is both the responsibility and the reward for recovery through the Twelve Steps of…