Step Seven

“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” The seventh in the series of “The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps” workshops discusses what to do with the defects of character discovered in Step Six. Two members tell their stories and talk about how OA–approved literature (Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) , The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, and Sponsoring through the Twelve Steps) helped them take the Seventh Step. Memorable quotes from The Twelve Step and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous were: “… our goal is … simply to draw closer to being the people God intends us to be” (p.61), “Real humility about our character defects carries with it acceptance” (p.61), and “Our simple prayers, humbly spoken, are answered in wonderful ways as we open our lives to God’s transforming power, and we find that God does for us what we could never do for ourselves” (p.65). Questions from the pamphlet Sponsoring through the Twelve Steps were provided to help members who might be stuck in Step Seven.