|"Step by step... I'm walkin' on water to a land no man can see" ~ Bryan Duncan|
Having recognized our brokenness in Step One we may feel empty and lost...
"O.K., I've admitted I'm powerless. Now what!?"Our next step will birth hope in us.
Step 2: Came to believe that God could restore us to sanity.At this stage we are still hurting and fearful of trusting God about anything. But before we can see evidence of real change in our lives, we have to take a step of faith.
We have to step out to find out. Take the leap. Walk out on that branch.
We'll never know what's there until we do.In my experience God honors that courage and meets us at the level of our expectations. Did you catch the little condition here? If our expectations are low, our results will be low. In the same way, if our expectations are high, the results will be high.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him. ~ Philippians 2:13
This Scripture is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. I like to break it down like this:
First of all, God's going to give me the desire to do what He wants me to do. It doesn't stop there. He's going to give me the power to do it, too.
You may say, "That's awesome! But it looks like God's doing all the work. What do I have to do?"
Step Two gives us new hope as we begin to see help is available. We must simply reach out and accept what God has to offer. Here a spiritual foundation forms that will help us grow into the person we want to be. All we need to do is be willing to take the step.
Remember, God never asks us to do anything without first giving us the ability to do it.
You may want to pray this prayer:
In humility I pray to believe in the only Power greater than myself--God. Give me increased faith so I won't be crazy any more.
I hope you enjoy the theme song for our Working the Twelve Steps Series:
Step by Step by @Bryan_Duncan
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