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|05-10-2012, 07:52 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Guardians of my Disease
Went to a fabulous step study meeting yesterday. We read step six in the 12 & 12. Step six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
I have always liked the simplicity of the 6th step in the BB. I take the defect I found doing an inventory and ask myself: Do you find this behavior (or thought pattern) objectionable? If yes am I ready to have God remove it? If yes, boom, go to the 7th and humbly ask God to remove it.
At the meeting yesterday the paragraph that jumped at me is on pg 67 beginning with self-righteous. It talks about the jollies we get out of indulging some of our character defects. For me it was easy to give up shortcomings that were going to cause me grief anyway, which is also talked about in the step.
But someone shared that our character defects (for me being judgmental) are Guardians of our Disease. I was floored.
Wow, I never heard that. I will add: where my character defects are guardians of unhappiness, guardians of a wall between God and me.
I am going now to get with God and work more deeply removing my judgmental defect.
-All BB quotes are from the 1st edition-
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