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Old 08-05-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default The 12 Promises (Long-Form)


The Promises

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity
and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will
intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us -- sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past life. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as
you trudge the road of Happy Destiny. May God bless you and keep you.
Big Book, pp. 83-84
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