24 ACRONYMS- 2ND 12 LESSONS ADMIT: -Why Admit My Wrongs? READY: Release control - Easy…
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