Working Step 12

Inspired by God

Step 12 can be summed up like this … a wise man who listens to The Lord will be a man who built his house on a rock and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house and the house remained because it was founded on the rock. But to him who is unwise and builds his house on sand experiencing the same storm, great will be the fall of that man. Matthew 7:24-27

In Matthew 12:33 “A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad. You have been gifted these 12 steps and now you have been able to build a house. There has been said that there are many ways you can recover from addiction. You should support their decision. Yet if that were true, we would have 0 relapse. I think it should be reworded to there are many ways you can get sober but there is only one who can recover your life and His name is Jesus. For if we are so focused on steps and the order like aa can be you can end up worshiping something that was meant to help you. After listening to a woman in jail who said she had it all been sober over a year and a half did all the aa meetings was so big into but fail… it reminded me of the sabbath day. Sabbath was made for man, man not for sabbath. The steps were made for man not the man for the steps. So be careful that you don’t worship or legalize something that was intended to help you out. For It says in God’s word a good man’s steps are ordered by the Lord. (Psalm 27:33) We will experience more mountains to climb and victories. We will be able to gift someone else with our own recovery story but let’s make sure we don’t worship recovery for recovery was meant for man not man for recovery. We were giving these steps to help build us on the rock and be able to build up one another. Peter said we are a slave to what controls us… 2 Peter 2:19 says They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.
With this step We now should have God’s armor on to fight the good fight of faith. Let’s not lose sight of this. We are not hidden from trails of life or anything that may come our way. But we are at this step and wise when doing these steps… we should now do as Paul said press forward to the prize. Philippians 3:14

I would like to close out with this scripture.
If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols. 1 Corinthians 10:12-14

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