Step Twelve: Having gone through these steps and discovering the importance of individual relationship with God throughJesus, I will try to live according to His principles and to lead others to personal relationship with Him.

Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.

Recovery is about encouraging each other.  When we share our experience strength and hope with each other through meetings, small groups and individually we encourage each other that whilst I might not yet be where I want to be I am where I need to be.

What we say, what we do, how we live should be an example to those following behind us in the process that “It does get better.”  1 Thessalonians 5:11 says “Speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.”

1 Thessalonians 3:7 saya “In the middle of our trouble and hard times here, just knowing how you’re doing keeps us going.” There is nothing more encouraging when you aren’t travelling so well in recovery than when someone says “Here is what happened to me, here is how I coped and look at the results.”

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