Realize I’m not God; I
admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that
my life is unmanageable.
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3
Earnestly believe that
God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
Consciously choose to
commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5
Openly examine and
confess my faults to God, to myself and to someone I trust.
“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8
Voluntarily submit to
every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6
Evaluate all my
relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for
harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or
others. (Steps 8 & 9)
“ Happy are the merciful.” “Happy are the peacemakers.”
Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this good news to others, both by my example and my words.