The way to recovery is through accountability

The way to recovery is through accountability. When we blow it, we have to admit it. By admitting we make ourselves accountable for our behavior.

By admitting and confessing we place a marker down. We stand on that marker and use it as a place to move forward from. If we do not admit (or confess), no marker is in place and we cannot move forward.

12 Steps of Christians in Recovery

1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and dysfunctional behaviors and that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that God, a Power greater than ourselves, could restore us to sanity and stability.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as revealed in the Bible.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as revealed in the Bible, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. 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.

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