East Tennessee
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Alcoholics Anonymous

July 2020 Unity Newsletter

Seventh Step Prayer
“My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and
bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.”

Step Seven — Understanding and Learning Humility
Dictionary.com lists several variances on the definition of the word humble.
To get a good grasp on the concept of humility, try picturing circumstances
in your life (real or imagined) where humility comes into play and determine
how those emotions can influence your interaction with God as you understand Him while working through Step 7.

One definition is to be “not proud or arrogant; modest.” This example of
humility is a lesson learned early in life. Imagine yourself as a kindergartner
who just created the most beautiful picture of a bunny any kindergartner
had ever seen. (At least that’s how you felt when your teacher complimented your drawing and held it up in front of the class.) Immediately, you were filled with the natural response of pride.

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