Step 4 Inventory - Recovered 1042
Release Date: 11/06/2019
Many of us began our recovery in just this way. In fact, every recovery from alcoholism began with one sober hour.info_outline First Drink - Recovered 1170
It is the first drink which triggers, immediately or some time later, the compulsion to drink more and more until we are in drinking trouble again.info_outline Living a Balanced Life - Recovered 1168
There are many positive things that you can focus on now that you’re recovering from Substance Addiction. You just need to learn how to find balance so you can fully partake in everything your life has to offer.info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1166
Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.info_outline Service Work - Recovered 1165
Studies have shown that addicts who help others can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse.info_outline Self Awareness - Recovered 1163
Despite these challenges, we can all improve our self-awareness and reap the benefits in addiction recovery and in life.info_outline Perseverance - Recovered 1161
The first key to persistence is to create for yourself a compelling vision for your recovery. Too often, people focus on what they don’t want to happen.info_outline Discipline - Recovered 1159
Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.info_outline Humility - Recovered 1157
Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.info_outline Willingness - Recovered 1155
Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.info_outline
The Fourth Step brings us to a specific course of action that the AA Big Book describes as “vigorous.” It is a “personal house-cleaning which many of us had never attempted.” The Fourth Step strengthens the decision we made in the Third Step and helps us carry it out. Unless we make an effort to face the things which had been blocking us, our decision to turn our will and our lives over to God can “have little permanent effect.”
Tonight, we talk about Step 4 Inventory
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The Fourth Step is necessary to continue the progress we have made in the first three Steps. The AA Big Book uses the analogy of taking a business inventory to describe our Fourth Step work. The purpose of an inventory is to identify the stock that is old, obsolete or spoiled so that it can be thrown out and replaced with stock that can be used or sold. Our moral inventory serves the same purpose.
First to mind on topic?
What was your understanding of this step early in your program?
Why is taking an inventory important?
What is the purpose of an inventory?
Why is it important to have the first 3 steps completed before you attempt the 4th step?
How long did it take for you to first attempt your fourth step?
How long did it take once you started?
What were some of the barriers to you starting the Fourth Step?
What were some of the barriers to completing your Fourth Step?
What did you learn about yourself?
How did an inventory affect your program?
What was the experience like for you?
What advice would you give the new person?
Single topic inventory?
How do you do 10th step inventory?
What does the term searching and fearless mean to you?
Why moral inventory?
Why should the inventory be written?
What format did you use?
What is a resentment and why is it the number one offender?
What would you say to the new person about Step 4?
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What would be your answer?
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So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.