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Monday, April 7, 2014
APRIL 7 v 4 v 5 TWELVE STEPPING WITH POWER IN THE PROVERB
Love wisdom like a sister;
make insight a beloved member of your family.
Let them protect you from an affair with an immoral woman,
from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman.
STEP 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
What should be added to the proverb with this day and age is an affair with a man or woman. If you really want to go for a ride on the Relapse Roller Coaster this is a sure fire way back to Highville. So when your attending a meeting and your putting your name and number down on the list stop trying to remember someones number .Early in recovery is not a good time for a relationship especially if you are already involved with someone or married. Sex can be just as addictive as chemical substances and if you have an issue attend meetings where the opposite sex is not a part of it . There are lot of you in recovery who work the rooms like a Great White shark just circling waiting for your next victim , Shame ! Shame ! You gotta get focused on you and how to stay sober ! Give yourself at least a year ,adding someone to your life when it is a train wreck is like jumping out of a airplane without a parachute . That is the beautiful part of step five ,when feeling tempted do not resist temptation on your own wrestling that Ape is almost a guaranteed failure instead tell someone like your sponsor .Getting someone else involved will be the best way to deal with the temptation and getting another s perspective could save your butt.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
By :Joseph Dickerson