Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Step Six

Step Six:  "We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character".

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up" (James 4:10).

In my view, Step Six, may in fact be the hardest step to realize when one is honestly working through the steps to realize authentic and transformational life change.  Jesus asked the lame man by the Bethesday Pool, "Do you really want to be healed?"  In the same way, step six causes us to internalize the question, "Do I really want to get better?"  Do I really want to be done with all of the maladaptive coping mechanisms (those things that I do to keep from dealing with life)? 

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