Step 4

Analyze

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step 4: Analyze

By far the most notorious and dreaded step of all is the 4th Step!

This step requires us to go back through the wreckage of our lives and actually write down the mess that we have experienced. Additionally, the fourth step also invites us to look at the good and positive highlights of the past.

Why do we have to go through this? Can’t we just move on from here and forget the past?

The problem with ignoring our past is that we will end up making the same mistakes again if we don't understand our motives, patterns, fears, attitudes, and triggers. We need to evaluate where we came from to be able to overcome and conquer our troubles. Looking at them squarely is a healthy form of seeking the truth and preventing them from ever happening again.

4th Step of 12 Steps

Spiritual Connection

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalm 139:23-24

4th Step Worksheets

These worksheets are publically available on various websites (as credited).

Name Filename   Filesize  
Fears worksheet from www.Step12.com or from Dallas B.
4th-step-fears-x.pdf 8KB
Harms worksheet from www.Step12.com or from Dallas B.
4th-step-harms-x.pdf 8KB
Instructions for 4th step worksheets from www.Step12.com or from Dallas B
4th-step-instructions-x.pdf 13KB
Resentments worksheet from www.Step12.com or from Dallas B
4th-step-resentments-x.pdf 7KB
Sexual Conduct worksheet from www.Step12.com or from Dallas B
4th-step-sex-conduct-x.pdf 7KB
4th Step Worksheets
4thStepWorksheets.pdf 52KB
From Celebrate Recovery at Richland Baptist Church Richardson, Texas
Moral_Inventory_Forms.pdf 1301KB
From Celebrate Recovery at Richland Baptist Church Richardson, Texas
Moral_Inventory_Guide_booklet.pdf 49KB
4th Step From royy.com
Step4_WS_RoyY.pdf 63KB
Generic 4th Step Inventory Sheets
step4.pdf 78KB