The Character Quality of Security
Opposite Quality - Anxiety.
Learning to build affections around the person of your creator (God). Learning to appreciate temporal possessions without making them the focus of your delight. In our recovery, it's vital that we learn where to put our trust, our security and our passions. If these are dependent upon the wrong things we run the risk of relapse.
Closing Song: Embrace The Day by Jackie Heyen.
Sometimes ya just got to add some good old fashion ROCK'N ROLL to your recovery. Why does everything always have to be recovery this and recovery that? We got clean and or sober to live and enjoy life so let's rock out a little. The Monty'man shares his three favorite long playing rock songs of all time. These may not be your favorites but they are classic. We hope you enjoy this special broadcast of the Take 12 Recovery Radio Show.
The Character Quality of Attentiveness
Opposite Quality - Unconcern.
Listening to our conscience and the prompting of God's Spirit in order to learn God's moral standards and will. Learning who to be attentive to, what to listen for and who to listen to.
Making an effort to pay attention to life, recovery and others.
Closing Song: Reach Out by Hillary Roberts.
The Character Quality of Faith / Vital to those in true recovery!
Opposite Quality - Presumption.
Learning the basis of a healthy relationship with God. Developing an unshakable confidence in God's Word. Visualizing God's will and acting upon it. Investing our time and our recovery in things that count for eternity. We will also be stirring the pot as it relates to some very controversial issues. Take 12 Firework Trivia Game and good all around fun. Closing song: Step by Step by Bryan Duncan.
From the archives of Take 12 Radio comes this incredible broadcast on the topic of Self-Hate. My good friend Dr. Allen Berger shares his insight into one of the most deadliest tools of self destruction to the recovering addict and alcoholic, Self-Hate. Dr. Berger is the author of Twelve Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery as well as many other books dealing with addictive illness and it's solutions.
Gratefulness / Opposite Quality - Unthankfulness.
Definition: Learning to recognize the benefits which God and others have provided. Looking for appropriate ways to express genuine appreciation. Learning to give all expectations to God.
Do you make it a habit to thank God and others for the many little things in life that others tend to take for granted? How many people can you think of who have benefited your life in the past? How many of these people have you personally thanked? Do you share with others how various ones have helped you in the past? Do you express sincere appreciation for a gift that you know you can't use?
Closing Song: "STRONG" by Karen Taylor-Good
Is alcoholism a moral failing or a medical condition? Many would say being an alcoholic is a sin and a stink in the nose of God. Others would claim it is a disease and can not be cured. So which is it?
After we discuss this issue we will move to our second topic. What part does the act of forgiveness play in our recovery? Is it necessary for us to forgive others if we are to be free from the bondage of self? Closing Song: Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean.
Definition: Learning to respect the possessions and property of others. Recognizing how God works through those in authority. Giving proper honor to people in positions of authority and learning how God works through them to give protection and build character. Learning to care for our body as a temple of the Holy Spirit. These are qualities that will begin to take shape once we have made a proper connection with our creator and allow Him to work in and through our recovery.
Closing Song: Burden Down by the Allies.
Definition: Learning to organize and care for personal possessions. Giving attention to personal grooming. Learning to write legibly. Opposite Quality: Disorganization, Sloppiness.
Do you collect things that have little or no use? Do you have a place for everything you own? Do you put things away after using them? Do your clothes and appearance let people know you respect the way God made you? These may seem like silly questions but when we review our day, our inventory and our life, should we not consider neatness? Closing song: "Im Yours" by Jason Mraz
Learning to enjoy present possessions rather than desiring new or additional ones. Learning to control curiosity. Learning to enjoy times of being alone. These are keys to our recovery of we are going to be at peace and experience the serenity we so often seek. Are you a person of contentment or do you strive to keep up with the Jones's. Do you require more money, more things or constant affirmation from others in order to be content in your own skin?