12 Step

Receive God’s Vision: RGV Road to Recovery 12 Step Approach

Receive God’s Vision:

RGV Road to Recovery

12 Step Approach

  • 1. Acknowledging God’s Sovereignty

    As travelers on RGV Road to Recovery, we start by admitting our addiction is beyond our control and affirming our need for God’s omnipotence. Inspired by Psalm 18:29 NIV, “With your help I can advance against a troop [Or can run through a barricade]; with my God I can scale a wall.” We gain courage, knowing that with His strength, barriers can be surmounted.

    Promise: “For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.” – Psalm 18:29 (ESV)

  • 2. Embracing Hope through Faith –

    We anchor our journey in the belief that faith in Jesus Christ brings restoration and healing. Matthew 19:26 reassures us that, although our challenge seems insurmountable, nothing is impossible with God’s grace.

    Promise: “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'” – Matthew 19:26 (ESV)

  • 3. Committing to Change & Accountability –

    Together, we pledge to align our lives and decisions with Christ’s loving guidance. Psalm 71:14 reminds us to remain hopeful and increasingly praise God, even as we embark on this path of transformation. Accountability includes Guidance and Correction: When necessary, it involves offering gentle correction and guidance, always with the goal of restoration and growth in mind. Galatians 6:1-2: “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” This passage emphasizes the responsibility of believers to help restore those who have strayed into sin, doing so with gentleness and caution, while also supporting one another.

    Promise: “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:1-2 (NIV)

  • 4. Confession and Repentance –

    We engage in introspection, confessing our sins to God. 1 John 1:9 teaches us about the power of confession and the promise of forgiveness, essential steps on our road to recovery.

    Promise: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

  • 5. Seeking Forgiveness and Healing –

    In the spirit of vulnerability and community, we confess our shortcomings to someone we trust, asking God to help us overcome them, guided by James 5:16. This openness paves the way for healing and support.

    Promise: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16 (NIV)

  • 6. Willingness for Transformation –

    We ready ourselves for God to reshape our lives, removing our character defects. Romans 12:1 calls us to present ourselves as living sacrifices, striving for holiness and acceptability to God.

    Promise: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” – Romans 12:1 (NIV)

  • 7. Requesting God’s Help –

    With humility, we ask God to alleviate our weaknesses, relying on His transformative power. Psalm 51:17 shows us the value of a contrite heart that God will not spurn.

    Promise: “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” – Psalm 51:17 (NIV)

  • 8. Making a List for Amends –

    We compile a list of all those we’ve hurt, preparing to make amends, guided by the principle of treating others as we wish to be treated, as Luke 6:31 instructs.

    Promise: “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” – Luke 6:31 (ESV)

  • 9. Reconciliation and Amends –

    We seek to repair relationships wherever possible, applying Ephesians 4:32 by being kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving, reflecting the forgiveness we’ve received from Christ.

    Promise: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)

  • 10. Continued Self-Examination –

    Our journey includes ongoing self-reflection, ensuring our actions align with our faith. 2 Corinthians 13:5 encourages us to examine our faith and conduct regularly.

    Promise: “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” – 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV)

  • 11. Prayerful Guidance –

    We deepen our relationship with God through prayer and meditation, seeking His will for our lives. The practice of ceaseless prayer, as urged by 1 Thessalonians 5:17, becomes our guiding light.

    Promise: “pray without ceasing,” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV)

  • 12. Service and Witness –

    Having been renewed spiritually, we commit to sharing our experience and God’s transformative love with others on similar paths. Matthew 5:16 inspires us to let our lives bear witness to God’s glory through our actions and service.

    Promise: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 (ESV)

By adopting these personalized steps, RGV Road to Recovery strengthens its foundation on biblical teachings and principles, fostering a supportive environment where individuals can find hope, healing, and a renewed sense of purpose through faith in God, the ultimate highest power creator of the universe. Your commitment to walking alongside those on the road to recovery not only changes lives but also builds a community of compassion and resilience.