The Road to Recovery
- Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
- Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.
- Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
- Openly examine & confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
- Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
- Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others except when to do so would harm them or others.
- Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to follow His will.
- Yield myself to God to be used to bring the Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor. –Matthew 5:3
Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. –Matthew 5:4
Happy are the meek. –Matthew 5:5
Happy are the pure in heart. –Matthew 5:8
Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires. –Matthew 5:6
Happy are the merciful. –Matthew 5:7
Happy are the peacemakers. –Matthew 5:9
Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires. –Matthew 5:10