We will know the Promises, If we…

After working the steps for a while, I often wondered, “How do I know how well I am working the steps?” I was trying to follow suggestions and at the same time questioning my own judgment. So I was often confused. I found the “Promises” useful in pointing out the direction I needed to go.

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness,
— if we work the Steps.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it,
— if we share our experience, strength and hope with others.

We will comprehend the word serenity,
— if we practice acceptance.

We will know peace,
— if we remain free of expectations.

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others,
— if we choose to become a part of the AA fellowship.

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear,
— if we pass to others the love that AA has given us.

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows,
— if we work with others.

Self-seeking will slip away,
— if we practice Honesty, Openmindness and Willingness.

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change,
— if we accept God’s will.

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us,
— if we learn to trust God.

We will intuitively know how to handle situations, which used to baffle us,
— if we learn to use the spiritual set of tools AA has given us.

We will realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves,
— if we have a spiritual awaking as result of doing the Steps.