Page 63 makes it pretty clear that my focus needs to be on performing God's work well and staying close to Him.
Nothing else is my business.
My identity is irrelevant. What you think about me is irrelevant. Your faults are irrelevant. My so-called personal wants and needs are irrelevant.
The precise twists and turns of my mind when I am locked in self are irrelevant.
The AA programme is not pseudo-psychotherapy, group therapy, or pop psychology. It's about abandonment of self and rejoicing in the universe God has given us.
But the programme can easily be misused as a way of becoming involved in self in a socially acceptable form, and in the way we conduct AA meetings and in the way we respond to each other, we can be aiding and abetting this process.
I'm done. I'm interested in serving God, and I'm praying to God on a daily basis to strip all selfish motives from me.
Page 86 says it best when we start off the day asking God to eliminate all self-pity, self-seeking, and dishonest motives, and to direct our thinking.
Towards what? Towards what we can do for God.
I'm not there yet obviously, and there is obviously further growth necessary, quite a lot in my case.
But that is the direction I'm pointed in.
Today's message, briefly, is this: get out of self and make yourself useful.