Romans 12:9 Love must be honest and true. Hate what is evil. Hold on to what is good.
In the process of repairing relationships, we need to be honest, we need to accept responsibility for our part in relationship breakdowns without justifying the bad behaviors of others.
This can be difficult if the person on your list is a close relative or friend. That is why we need to check our list regularly on step eight to ensure people are not on our list for the wrong reasons. We need to pray over our list and seek God’s guidance.
During the process of step eight is a good time to start putting together a prayer list. It is a good time to start talking to God about the people and things you may be nervous about as you prepare for the steps ahead.
- Do you have a regular quiet time with God to discuss people and events on your list?
Prayer: Lord help me to set aside time each day to talk to You about the steps ahead of me.