Plan Not to Fail

Mark 14:38 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

When I first came to recovery in 1987 I wanted to get sobriety. I learned the steps, attended meetings, listened and applied what people said but I still failed.

The reason I believe is because I didn’t plan not to. I went through the recovery process per the rules and it didn’t work because I failed to keep watch over the area’s in my life where I was vulnerable to temptation and I failed to pray. I did almost all the right things.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says of addiction “It is cunning, baffling and powerful.” We need to be on our guard always against things that will drag us backward.


  • Do you know your triggers? (The things that could lead you to relapse)

Step Nine




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