In preparing to take Step Seven, “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings,” it may be hard to believe that our shortcomings can be taken away. Yet we only need ask; the rest is up to our Higher Power. This pamphlet also explains what it means to be humble.
Humility is a spiritual practice, a muscle you’ve been strengthening through all the Steps that came before. What seemed impossible when you were using substances now seems doable. Upon taking the Seventh Step, you will find that you no longer have a need to hide from others or compare yourself to others. You will be able to deepen the new practice of really accepting and loving yourself.