As I celebrate my third decade in recovery, I am taking another Fourth Step inventory. It seems my daily Step Ten only goes so far in helping me keep my side of the street clean, so I do a “deep dive” every once in awhile to check below the surface. This year, I have discovered some unresolved grief lurking and am grateful for trusted Sisters who are willing to hear and help me (they are like God wearing skin).
Their honest wisdom is a gift that encourages me to embrace the Fourth Step process and to remember the evidence I already have that God’s healings come from His revealings. Thanks to them and the tools of Twelve-Step recovery, I now appreciate that I am accountable to God for my own life, not for that of anyone else. I also see my need for good stewardship of me, which means tending the “fire” I’ve been given so that it’s kept and swept.
I echo Lily Tomlin saying, “We’re all this alone together.” Chime in if you are to share. FYI, this image was posted on Twitter by Coach Deb Luxton.