My job as a sponsor: Hook you up with God and then get out of the way.
Action to Take: The Twelve Steps as they are laid out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Not my job as a sponsor: Call you, Drag you to meetings, Take you out bowling on Saturday night, Talk to you for hours on end about your problems and feelings.
Am I your friend? No.
Will we become friends? Perhaps, if and when you recover.
Will I ever tell you to do something that I haven’t done myself? No.
Will I make decisions for you? No.
Will I tell you what colored socks to wear? No.
Should people who haven’t taken Steps and recovered become sponsors? Absolutely not.
Do they? All the time, unfortunately.
Why shouldn’t they become sponsors? Because their advice might actually kill you.
God, please take my will and make it Your own. Teach me how to be useful to others…