Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
“She will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Salvation is something we cannot accomplish on our own: Jesus came to earth to save us because we can’t save ourselves from sin and it’s consequences. Many of us have tried reducing our usage, changing our drug of choice, abstaining for a period (and many others I am sure) . No matter what we have tried we cannot eliminate our sinful nature. Only Jesus can do that. He didn’t come to help us save ourselves. He came to be our Higher Power (to save us from the power and penalty of sin)
The purpose of step twelve is to give away what we have gained in our recovery journey and remain in the process of continued personal spiritual growth.