Before recovery, we were driven by a hundred forms of self-centered fear. During steps 6 and 7, we began to release some of these character defects, but some habits are hard to break. Like feeding into our fears.

But when we can pause and work our program of recovery, we remember that we are not alone. In fact, our greatest asset in our new life is our connection with and relationship to our Higher Power. We know from repeated experience the God has, can and continues to work miracles in our lives and in the lives of those we meet in the rooms.

Rather than giving power to my fears today, I now give my fears to God. My solution is that when I'm telling my fears how big my God is, I’m thinking about God -- not my fears. And that is when the miracle takes place.

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Author's Bio: 

Michael Z is a spiritual advisor and Marriage and Family Therapist Intern working in Los Angeles. He has been on the spiritual journey for over 11 years now, and leads workshops and retreats called, “The 12-Steps, A Modern Hero’s Journey,” that interpret the 12-Step journey through the archetype of the Hero’s Journey.

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