I do not use my will (that is, my mind, my willpower, my thought, my determination) to "not drink." I use my will to choose to do the work (that is, the 12 Steps, and in general AA's suggestions for how to live) so that a spiritual experience is created (a "psychic upheaval" as Jung called it) so that I am free from the desire/obsession/compulsion to drink. More simply put: I use my will to say "yes" to AA, which is not really the same as using it to say "no" to drinking -- that's just the result of my AA yes.
I do not use faith as a way to understand the world. I use faith as a way to accept the world as it is -- which is not the same as agreeing with something I don't like, or deciding not to do something about it. Acceptance does not necessarily equal passivity for me -- it is the way I can stop railing in my mind about how things should be and get clear and calm (or at least, more calm) so that if need be I can actually take action.
I do not tell stories about my drinking when I speak at a meeting so that there is glorification -- I tell stories about what it was like when I drank so that there is identification.
I do not sponsor people so that they stay sober. I sponsor people so that I stay sober.