Step 7

Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings

About Step 7, from Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen presents Step 7 and how it showcases the fact that we are not the ones who are removing our shortcomings, but that it comes from a relationship with our Higher Power. In yoga, this is paralleled by the fact that flexibility is an "invitation only event" which happens from continuing to practice and continuing to show up rather than trying to force our way into a state of flexibility. More information is available at

Click the appropriate View button below to watch the associated video. Note that these videos are provided not so that you will totally agree with every one of them since each video may be presented with a somewhat different perspective on a Higher Power. Hopefully you can feel kinship with one or more of the perspectives, however, and thereby gain some guidance. The goal is for you to be able to work the program effectively and find a fulfillment of the the 12 step promises in your life.

Dr. K.J. Foster

Dr. Foster talks about working the sixth and seventh steps and how it can be the beginning of our spiritual growth in life-changing ways.


Sober MD

Dr. Douglas Cook talks about getting started with Step 7 and his personal experiences with that step and his experiences with his patients.



Holly's drug addiction nearly ended it all. In recovery, she asked God to remove her defects and then found peace, hope, and guidance.


John Anthony

A Church of God minister talks about the fact that we are no longer in control and so we need humility as we ask God to remove our defects.