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“WERE ENTIRELY READY TO HAVE GOD REMOVE ALL
THESE DEFECTS OF CHARACTER.”
We have emphasized willingness as being indispensable.
- a) Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable? YES___ NO___
- b) Can He now take them all – every one? YES___ NO___
- c) If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing. YES___ NO___
“HUMBLY ASKED HIM TO REMOVE OUR SHORTCOMINGS”
When ready, we say something like this:
“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. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen.”
We have then completed Step Seven.
Now we need more action, without which we find that “Faith without works is dead.” Let’s look at Steps Eight and Nine (Page 76).