This week, the Recovered Podcast will continue our step study journey. On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, The Recovery Topic is Step 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
The Fourth Step brings us to a specific course of action that the AA Big Book describes as “vigorous.” It is a “personal house-cleaning which many of had never attempted.” The Fourth Step strengthens the decision we made in the Third Step and helps us carry it out. According to the AA Big Book, unless we make a “strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which have been blocking us,” our decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand Him can “have little permanent effect.”