STEP 6: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character!
Think about this for a minute before trying to decode it. There is so much behind this one step. It means a lot when it comes to recovery from an addiction. Before getting more to the meaning of this step, it is essential to understand the basics of it. You are going to ask “God” to help get rid of your character defects, weaknesses, or flaws. This step can take a while and you can repeat it time and time again
Are you willing to ask God to help you out in your recovery from an addiction? This part is the most difficult for some people who are recovering from any compulsive and destructive behavior. Many addicts and alcoholics find it difficult to admit they need this kind of help. They find it tough to reach out and rely on something greater than themselves.
Once you ask God to remove your defects of character, you can finally feel a bit more at peace with yourself in recovery. You can feel less alone in the recovery process as well.
Step 6 is a big one. If you aren’t willing to ask God to remove your defects of character, you may become stuck in your recovery. You may feel alone and like you can’t get the help you need. By asking your God to remove your defects of character, you can feel less weighed down. You can feel lighter going through your recovery from this point forward. If that is the type of feeling you want to have in your recovery, make sure you get through this step.
Remind yourself often to ask God to remove your defects of character. Keep in mind that recovery isn’t a once and your done process.