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Celebrate Recovery – 12 steps to Recovery

What Are The 12 Steps to Recovery?

 

These are the twelve actions or steps, we take according to biblical principles. On the road to recovery to facilitate healing through Christ.

 

Step 1: Admit that we are POWERLESS over our addictions, compulsions and our life is unmanageable. (Romans 7:18).  We are in DENIAL and we are POWERLESS

 

Step 2:  Believe that a power greater than us could restore us to sanity (Philippians 2:13) Jesus gives us HOPE and restores our SANITY

 

Step 3: Sincerely decide to commit our lives and wills to Christ’s care and control. (Romans 12:1)  We must TURN and take ACTION

 

Step 4: Make a fearless moral inventory of ourselves. (Lamentations 3:40). We need a SPONSOR in order to take a MORAL inventory and SPIRITUAL INVENTORY

 

Step 5: Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another person the exact nature of our wrongs. (James 5:16). We CONFESS and ADMIT our wrongs.

 

Step 6: Be entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. (James 4:10)We’re READY

 

Step 7: Humbly ask God to remove all our shortcomings. (1 John 1:9) We gain VICTORY

 

Step 8: Make a list of all persons we had hurt and be willing to amend to them all. (Luke 6:31) We make AMENDS and we FORGIVE

 

Step 9: Make amends to such people whenever possible, except when it will either harm them or others. (Matthew 5:23-24) We extend GRACE

 

Step 10: Continue to take personal inventory, and when we are wrong, promptly admit it (1Corinthians 10:12) We get to CROSSROADS and take DAILY INVENTORY

 

Step 11: Seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out. (Colossians 3:16)  We may RELAPSE but we show GRATITUDE

 

Step 12: Testify to others and practice these principles in all our affairs. (Galatians 6:1). We GIVE; we say YES, WE GET STUCK

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