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The Famous Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous
The AA consists of twelve steps. The steps seek to address alcohol addiction. Continue reading so that you know them.
The first thing is to accept that you are powerless as far as alcohol is concerned. Consider alcohol as an allergy and as an obsession. It leaves its victims devastated.
After this, believe that there is something more powerful that can deliver you from alcohol. It leads to surrender.It is a hard thing for alcoholics since they try to overcome alcohol on their own. You can’t recover from alcohol not unless you believe in someone or something more powerful.
The third step is to surrender everything to God as we understand him. It is letting God sit on the throne. As God takes over, you don’t need to fear tomorrow.
The fourth step is to conduct a fearless and honest moral inventory of yourself.Take responsibility for all wrongs in the past.Write down your resentments and commit them to God. You are with God in this.
This step involves admitting to both God and man that you have wronged them. You will need to believe in God so as to attain to this step.You will need to understand that God will hearken to your story with compassion and grace, forgiving your sins. He is full of compassion towards you.
Be ready to allow God to address your character defects. It is required that you release the defects to God in a willing manner so that he can remove them for you.
You have shortcomings which made your past, and you have to ask God to remove them.Do this in a humble manner. Accepting the gift of humility is part of the recovery process for the alcoholic.
After is, make a list of all persons you have harmed, and be willing to go make amends to all of them. Put yourself in that list since you have also harmed yourself.
Ensure now you make direct amends to the people you harmed. This is a step in need of delicate balancing to avoid any more heartache.
Continually take inventory of yourself and accept when wrong.
Prayer and meditation will be needed to help you maintain contact with God.
Other alcoholics need this mediate, and you need to take it to them. Tell other alcoholics your story and let them know it is possible to recover.
The Alcoholics Anonymous is a movement geared towards recovery. There is need to surrender, be honest, be humble, and have faith.