Steps To Recovery: Step 3 to the Last Step

Posted by Jeff | Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Step 4: Make amends for the errors, sins, wrong choices you have made.

After you have identified the wrongs you’ve done, make them right. You may have to do this to particular persons, like your family, friends and loved ones, or to a group of people, a company or institution. If you’ve made bad on your credit, refinance mortgage or slowly pay off those debts. If there it is something that you can’t change, then ask forgiveness and try to find ways to make it right – ask the person or group concerned what action steps you can take to make things right.

Step 5: Learn to live your new life with a new code of behavior – the Bible.

Attend church regularly and listen to the word of God. Read the Bible for yourself. Study God’s word. Memorize scripture verses. Psalm 119:9 says, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your word.” Verse 11 of the same chapter says, ”I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Someone once said, “either the Bible will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from the Bible.”

Step 6: Help others who are addicted to the same addiction you had recover.

Reach out to others who share the same struggles that you had. It wasn’t an accident that you recovered from your addiction. God will use you to touch the lives of others and change this society for the better. Get involved.