When we retire for the night, we constructively review our day


“When we retire for the night, we constructively review our day …. On awakening let us let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead…. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that we be divorced from self-pity, dishonesty or self-seeking motives.” ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.  pg 86

I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives. 1 Chronicles 29:17

Step 10 says WE CONTINUED TO TAKE PERSONAL INVENTORY: take time, every day at the end of the day and look at how you acted, reacted and responded in the situations you found yourself through the day. AND WHEN WE WERE WRONG PROMPTLY ADMITTED IT: God will protect us if we are willing to admit when we get it wrong and rely on Him to do better today than we did yesterday, on him. When we admit we get it wrong He empowers us, strengthens us and creates opportunities to make right what we did wring today,

The verse above asks God to rejoice when He finds integrity in our hearts: Integrity is a long-term character trait, It is acquired through continued faith in God, believing He can and will help you to do better today than you did yesterday. We need to remain faithful to God, not only when we begin the recovery journey but through our entire lives. We must guard ourselves against complacency and never rest on our past achievements or reputations.

God’s timing is perfec

Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. Romans 5:6

God’s timing is perfect: We were weak and helpless because we could do nothing on our own to recover from our addictive and compulsive behaviors and attitudes. We had to be rescued. Jesus came at exactly the right time – according to God’s plan.

God controls the timing and methods of our recovery. He also controls the results.