I Admitted My Life Was a Mess

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The Bible says “I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing: make something of me.” Psalms 40:17 When we first arrive a rock-bottom we feel pretty worthless and can relate to the verse above. But the first step to beginning the recovery process is admitting the mess we are in. Usually mess that has been created by our own bad attitudes, beliefs, and choices.

Recovery is a process of clearing up the self-created mess so we can change our lives with Jesus help. Psalms 79:9  says You’re famous for helping; God, give us a break. Your reputation is on the line. Pull us out of this mess, forgive us our sins– do what you’re famous for doing! Committing to following through on the Twelve Steps, and allowing Jesus to do His will in our lives until completion is the biggest decision any of us make in recovery.

The WORD For Recovery

God’s Standards

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Ephesians 5:10 Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it.

 Recovery is about developing good moral character. Which is possible only with God’s help.

Knowing God’s standards is not enough. We have to live them. As human beings, we are all prone to failure because it is human nature to live by our own standards.

One of the things I did as part of my step four list was to include in it God’s standards of right living. What I ended up with was a list o direction for changing my defects.

What I did with that list in steps five and six was to get alone with it and God and pray for God-pleasing change.

 

  • When was the last time you reviewed your step four list and asked God to help you change?

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