September 2, 2021
Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10
We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.” – 1 Cor. 10:12
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
As we begin to work Step 10, we will see that it is made up of three key parts:
- The what
- The why
- The then what
time to do a daily inventory.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What good did I do today?
- In what areas did I blow it today?
- Did I do or say anything that hurt anyone today?
- Do I owe anyone amends?
- What did I learn from my actions today?
Our daily inventories need to be balanced. We need to look at the things we did right as well as the areas in which we missed the mark.
the good and the bad.
Would you rather be right or well?
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” – Romans 3:23-24, NIV
“But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” – John 3:21
Once we see the light, we have a choice. We can ignore it, or we can act on it.
Weto admit our wrongs promptly.
Pride can be an enemy of prompt action. It’s often easier to admit the mistakes we made 10 years ago than the mistakes we made today.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”
– Matthew 5:23-24
Benefits of Journaling
- Reflect on your day.
- Look for negative patterns.
- Share them with your sponsor.
- Be intentionally grateful.
Leader Focus Questions:
- What amends did/are you putting off that would be better done promptly?
- What time of the day are you scheduling for your quiet time with God?