Monday, May 30, 2016
MAY 29 CHP 17 V 10 TWELVE STEPPING WITH STRENGTH FROM THE PSALMS
They close up their callous hearts ,and their mouths speak with arrogance .
STEP 6- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Callous- showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others
Arrogant- exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner.
Who do you think you are ! Ever hear that one yelled at you before ? If family and friends are in constant argument with you and you feel like your not getting anywhere in life its time for you to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror and truly step 6 your attitude. Addiction has a funny way of hiding our defects which only makes it more difficult when we find ourselves sober. Addiction produces life in a altered sense of reality and living in that altered reality produces or enforces some very negative behaviors. The twelve steps , prayer and meditation are vital in living a peaceful joy filled life. Thats why step one and two are the most important they will bring you out of your altered sense of reality and bring life into perspective. Life is tough and it is not designed for you to go it alone. Your Creator (GOD) did not put you here to do whatever you want and walk , all everyone who loves you. There is a purpose and a meaning to your life but in order to discover it you have to realize your the reason its a mess and if your not willing to change it then you will remain stuck right where you are. Step 6 teaches us defects will be removed ,it doesn't say it will help us deal or cope with these defects .Sometimes these defects become our crutches and defenses so when God removes the defects our calloused hearts will become soft and arrogance will become humility and gratitude.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
By Joseph Dickerson / Recovery Connections 2016