Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
And put perverse lips far from you.
STEP 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings
The Proverb is asking a lot . It is a scary thing when you get so entrenched with life's issues
that you cannot even tell when your telling the truth or not . Getting sober and staying in your old self is worse than a blind man walking across a highway during rush hour . Sometimes we cant change these behaviors if we refuse to accept constructive criticism . We need to take our mistakes make change , grow , and mature . Step 7 is important because there are some behaviors that are so ingrained we would never be able to get rid of on our own. The best thing we can do in any situation especially when are buttons are being pushed is keep our mouths shut and walk away . Easier said then done but our sanity and sobriety are worth it .
James 3 v 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.