HAVING IDENTIFIED THE PEOPLE, I HAVE HARMED, I WILL NOW GO AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM. UNLESS TO DO IS GOING TO CAUSE THEM OR OTHER PAIN OR SUFFERING.

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

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 that 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 areas 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.

Prayer: Lord help me to identify my areas of vulnerability and plan not to let them drag me backwards.