Saturday, January 25, 2014


Like a city whose walls are broken through
    is a person who lacks self-control.

STEP 3  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God .

Way ,way , way back in the old days large cities built massive walls to offer protection to those who lived inside the city. The proverb is comparing that to self control.I was always taught building a wall around ourselves was a bad thing. Well lets think about that for a minute.I think what the Proverb along with the step is trying to tell us is , self control is the foundation on which we are to build a wall of self protection not isolation.If you are at step seven then you already have the foundation ,  and have started to lay the bricks of knowledge and sound sober advice and experience.My life lacked all self control and I left myself open for all the attacks of my poor choices. Warrants , poor health , depression , fear , anger , guilt  , resentment , and the list of  attacks goes on and on. Learning to control our compulsiveness will keep us safe behind the walls we are trying to build.First we must tear down the walls that isolate us and build new walls with windows and doors we must be careful and watchful on what or who we let in and out . Walls built for isolation do not have windows or doors keeping us trapped with no ability of letting anyone in or out and if you stay behind those walls you will certainly die alone in addiction. It is impossible for us to build new massive walls by ourselves so it is of the utmost importance we have the great architect and creator of the world on our side and that is GOD you found HIM at step one. 

Jesus said I am the truth the life the way and no one comes to the father but through me !

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