Step 11

Improve

 

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve
our conscious contact with God,
praying only for knowledge of His will for us,
and the power to carry that out.

 

Step 11: Improve

The eleventh step is where we recognize our ongoing need to have personal quiet time with God. It is through this consistent time of meditation that we stay spiritually connected and build up the defense mechanisms that we need to stay on track.

Many people feel that it is vital to begin every morning with bible reading, prayer, and journaling to make sure that each day has the right foundation. It helps set your mind on the power God can arm you with, and put your attitude in a more positive direction.

As we move closer to God by learning more about his real nature, we understand that he hasn’t set up a bunch of rules to keep us miserable. Rather, we find that he is a pretty wise Father who gives us guidelines and reminds us of the pros and cons of our choices. We begin to understand that “obedience” is really just going to prevent pain and help us be satisfied with what we already have.

11th Step of 12 Steps

Spiritual Connection

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Philippians 4:6