Spinning Your Wheels in Recovery?

If you feel you are spinning your wheels in recovery, seemingly not getting anywhere, this is addressed to you.

A very large part of the problem often lies in lack of accountability.

In CIR we have an online recovery family. It is easier to let accountability slide because you do not have to look your CIR friends and family in the eye. They can not "see" you nor can they pick up on your body language or tone of voice when you are being less than truthful.

But you are not getting away with anything. As a matter of fact YOU are the one who suffers as a result of lack of accountability. YOUR recovery is not what it should be and you get stuck.

Perhaps you can fool some of your CIR family because there is a computer and monitor between you and them but there is nothing to separate you from God. He sees and knows precisely what is going on.

Without accountability there can be no recovery.

Read these words and repeat them out loud:

I am a Christian in recovery.

I am accountable to God,

I am accountable to others

and I am accountable to myself.

If you feel you are spinning your wheels in the muck of your addiction or dysfunction, now is the time to become accountable. Get some traction back into your recovery. Do something concrete to make yourself accountable.

YOUR SPONSOR

Get that sponsor. If you have a sponsor, check in with them every single day and be truthful with them. Physically meet with them as often as possible.


Ask for a sponsor or offer to be a sponsor:
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Meetings and Chats

Get off your behind and get to CIR scheduled meetings.

Message Boards

Spend some quality time in the CIR Message Boards reading what others have to say and replying to their posts. Ask questions. Challenge yourself !

Sponsor Someone

Others need a sponsors. Offer yourself. It will encourage the other person and make you more accountable. Post your requests in the email groups and on the Message Boards.

Ask for a sponsor or offer to be a sponsor:
LADIES | MEN

Face to Face Meetings

Get thy butt to face to face meetings. You need to look others in the eye when you share. Find meetings in your area by searching the CIR database of Christian recovery meetings, groups and ministries.

Write these words down. Carry them in your pocket or wallet.
Repeat them every single day -- several times a day if you need to:

I am a Christian in recovery.

I am accountable to God,

I am accountable to others

and I am accountable to myself.

Keep coming back. Your miracle will happen!

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Copyright by S. O. Brennan
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
S. O. Brennan is the Director of
Christians in Recovery and the author of the
Christians in Recovery Workbook & Meeting Guide
Christians in Recovery Devotional Journal
and editor of
Morning Exercises - Daily Devotional

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