Step Six

“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”

In other words, in Step Six we learn to “Let Go and Let God.” This means that we must once again learn to trust the God of our understanding to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. It isn’t always easy, because we know too much to remain comfortable with our defects. As we catch ourselves acting them out, we don’t like what we see. We want to be proud of ourselves and feel at peace with our behavior, yet we are increasingly embarrassed at what we find ourselves saying and doing. These actions, attitudes, and habits do not reflect the person we are striving to become.

How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics (B-32), pg. 55