Friday, May 3, 2013

Amy I Ready For Step 5?

The main theme of step 4 is to get all of your negative feelings, regrets and shames out of your soul and onto paper.  This is the first step to truly giving it all over to God.  The next step, step 5, is giving it to God.  It is a scary process but an important one.

When sharing your inventory with your Bishop and a trusted support person, you open yourself up to the healing Light of Christ.  You will find that for the first time, you will truly be loved for who you truly are, flaws and all.

It is important to share your inventory with your trusted support person as soon as possible after completing this step.  It is recommended that you make an appointment to share your step 5 now, and work on the step 5 assignments in the meantime.

Remember, faith is stepping into the darkness and trusting that the light will follow.  The Light WILL follow.  Huge miracles are awaiting on the other side of this giant leap of faith.

So ask yourself two questions:
  1. Am I willing to step into the scary unknown and give my shame over to God?
  2. Am I willing to be completely honest, leaving no stone unturned, in order to allow the Lord to heal me?
If you can answer yes to both of these questions then move on.  Don't give the adversary time to whisper in your ear such lies as:
  • Your sponsor is going to think less of you
  • This process won't work, your shame will remain, because you are innately shameful
Satan would have us believe these whispering's...  but truly, there is no 'perfect' way to do the steps. You learn what you can, commit to being better and move on.  

Simple.

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Ezekiel 34:11-12,16

"For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick"