I’m here to share with you what I’ve learned about recovery. There are so many things that can help us in life, but it’s the little things that really matter.
Here are some of my favorite daily reflections from this week.
Daily Reflections August 14
We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves. If we haven’t the will to do this, we ask until it comes. Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76
I had a lot of people that I needed to apologize for the things I have done.
Listing all the people I had harmed was not a difficult thing to do. They showed up in my Fourth Step inventory: people towards whom I have resentments, real or imagined and for who retaliated by hurtful acts against me.
Realizing that it’s important for those who legitimately wronged me to make amends is what finally made sense of recovery process for myself with God where we would stand before each other knowing there has been damage repaired on both ends!
I hope that this blog post has been helpful for you in understanding how to do the Fourth Step Inventory.
If you’re struggling with resentment, it’s time to take a look at your Fourth Step. You may be harboring resentments and have not even realized it.
The most important thing in my relationship with God is that I stand before Him knowing I have done what I can to repair the damage of harm others did me by praying for them as well as forgiving myself.
It has helped me heal from those around me who were hurtful or unkind towards me.
What does forgiveness mean to you?