We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
All 12 Steps are important, but I believe this one to be critical. Those of us who’ve had obsessions, compulsions and addictions, understand the power held over us by our secrets; a power that can only be broken with confession.
Because the nature of our addictions can be very personal and sensitive, it’s essential to exercise care in choosing the person with whom we share. This person should be detached from our situation (not a family member) but a trustworthy, compassionate female friend, pastor or therapist.
In confession we’re able to be honest about our past and express deep seeded grief; our long carried shame is finally relieved and the barriers of isolation that we’ve had between God and others begins to break down. With the courage to acknowledge our wrongs comes a new energy that will motivate us to change our lives.
Do you have a secret that’s holding power over you?
Don’t wait! Contact a trusted woman to share your burden and find freedom today!
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. ~ James 5:16 MSG