Step 12, Faith and Action
Having had a spiritual awakening as result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principals in all our affairs.
I recently left a job that was no longer right for me. And I’m not worried that I won’t be able to find another. In fact, I feel confident that I will be looked after: as long as I take action. That means slowly looking for more appropriate work. And turning over any fear that comes up. Faith allows me to act when the time is right.
I learned how to do this by working the steps!
A few weeks ago a member wrote that turning it over or letting go is the action part of faith.
In Step 12 I learn that as a result of a spiritual awakening I’m able to go out into the world and help others. I’m able to apply the principles to anything that comes up; not just drinking.
Sometimes the action is reaching out, sometimes the action is letting go. But faith is what keeps me from acting on fear. This week, I’d like to hear how you practice Step 12. What actions have you been able to take in sobriety thanks to your faith in a Higher Power?
Please feel free to share on this topic or on whatever is happening in your program this week.
Thank you for allowing me to be of service.