Celebrate Recovery Step 7

Celebrate Recovery Step 7 | How to Be Humble in Recovery

Celebrate Recovery Step 7 is all about how to be humble in recovery. Previously, you got ready for God to take action in your life. Now, it’s time to humbly trust Him to help us get rid of those shortcomings as you walk through this 12-step recovery program. 

While there are two main recovery programs (AA and CR), this article will focus on the Christ-centered recovery program called Celebrate Recovery.

If you are new to this recovery series on the 12 steps of recovery, be sure to read Celebrate Recovery Step One! If you’re continuing with us on this journey and want to read the last article, please check out Celebrate Recovery Step 6

In Celebrate Recovery Step 7, we take a closer look at any shortcomings you are struggling with, learn how to be humble in recovery, and create an action plan that will serve as a lifeboat when you feel lost. 

Celebrate Recovery Step 7 can give you peace of mind as you learn new tips and coping strategies. Be sure to read the valuable resources, guidance, and advice in this article with an open mind and heart. 

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What is Celebrate Recovery Step 7?

Both 12-step recovery programs (Alcoholics Anonymous or AA and Celebrate Recovery or CR) use these 12 steps. The only real difference is Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program. Learn more about what Celebrate Recovery is.

Celebrate Recovery uses 8 principles of recovery. These principles are based on the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5 of the Bible. As you review the 8 principles of recovery for Celebrate Recovery, be sure to reflect on which traits you could improve upon.

Celebrate Recovery Step 7

Celebrate Recovery Step 7 states: We humbly asked Him (God) to remove all our shortcomings. Celebrate Recovery Step 7 corresponds with Celebrate Recovery Principle 5 of the 8 Celebrate Recovery Principles.

Celebrate Recovery Principle 5 states: Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. The Bible verse that corresponds with this principle is Matthew 5:6

If you feel a bit overwhelmed by the numbers found in Celebrate Recovery (the principles, steps, and lessons), check out this FREE list of CR Numbers. It will help you as you progress through Celebrate Recovery Step 7 and all of the articles related to CR.

What Does Celebrate Recovery Step 7 Mean?

In Celebrate Recovery step 7, we pray to our Higher Power (God) to rid us of those things that continue to trip us up. We are told in 1 John 1:9 that God will forgive us and purify us if we confess these sins. That means we get a clean slate!

To fully embrace Celebrate Recovery Step 7, we must pray to God, confess our sins, and trust that God will do as He said He would. Since God is not a liar, we CAN trust Him. For additional tips on how to be successful in step 7 of recovery, check out Celebrate Recovery Lesson 15.

In lesson 15 of Celebrate Recovery, you will get a FREE Celebrate Recovery study guide – a useful tool to use in a group or as an extra resource as you walk through the steps. Each of the lessons has a free resource, so be sure to check out all of them to get the full benefit.

How to Achieve Celebrate Recovery Step 7

In Celebrate Recovery step 7, our chief aims are to trust God and practice humility. With those two items as our objectives, let’s see how we can accomplish them in attainable ways. These are not the only ways to accomplish these goals, but they should get you started!

Celebrate Recovery Step 7

Before we dive into those two topics, let’s talk about the “shortcomings” that you might still be struggling with. Use the following questions to determine where the sins you need to confess are and how you should approach confessing them to God.

  • In what areas of life are you most stressed?
  • How or why do these areas cause you issues?
  • Is there a specific action you can take to ease these problem areas?
  • Are there any positive outcomes from your struggles that you can celebrate?
  • How have you grown from your negative experiences?
  • What has changed your life for the better?
  • What are some positive habits you could develop to cope with stress and trials?
  • When do you struggle to show love to others?
  • Are there things in your life that are hindering your relationship with God?
  • How can you set up goals that will help you with all of these areas?

Use a journal to write out the answers to those questions, taking plenty of time for reflection, meditation, and prayer. Ask God to reveal to you the ways He wants you to change. Be sure to include moments of complete silence and focus so you are best able to listen to God.

How to Trust God in Recovery

To truly trust the Lord as you walk through your recovery journey, you’ll need to have a relationship with Him. Once you build a solid relationship with God, you will have the type of intimacy that you might have with a spouse. Trust and intimacy are intertwined.

So, that brings the question, how can you build a strong relationship with God? Begin by believing in God and what He has done for us (read John 3:16). 

  • Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord. 
  • Know that He exists and dwells inside of believers like you and me. 
  • Remember that He died on the cross and rose again.
  • Embrace the fact that He did all of this to save us and give us eternal life by cleansing us from our sins.
  • If you are not already saved or are unsure if you are, speak to a local Pastor or try a Christian hotline. Many are available 24 hours a day and will pray with you!

How to Grow as a Christian

Once you have a solid foundation, you can build spiritual disciplines, challenges, and habits that help you grow as a Christian and have a stronger relationship with the Lord. Consider the following suggestions or explore the Sharing Life and Love website to grow your faith more!

So, how are having faith in God and recovery intertwined? Well, when you go through recovery, you often have to turn away from friends who once fed your addictions or enabled you. This may make you feel like you are all alone. With God, you know this is not the case!

For additional encouragement and reminders that we are never alone, check out these Bible verses:

  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Isaiah 30:21
  • Jeremiah 29:11-13
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Psalm 94:14
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Deuteronomy 31:6
  • John 14:27
  • Psalm 27:10

How to Be Humble in Recovery

Humility, whether we are referring to humility in recovery or humility in the Bible, is all about showing grace and peace. You might think you are the best; you might have the gold medals to prove you are the best; maybe it’s an innate feeling. Acting like you’re the best is not humble.

Being humble requires you to be calm and patient during trials. According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary, humility is a state of mind that is well-pleasing to God. It is being calm deep in your soul, having a loving spirit, and emitting a patient attitude when facing difficulties.

Celebrate Recovery Step 7

If you want to learn how to be humble, aim to let go of boosts to your pride. Forget about making yourself look better or comparing yourself to someone else. Instead, realize that God made each of us with different gifts, flaws, beauty marks, and traits.

This goes hand in hand with the previous point, but remember that you were made FOR Him! You were likely not made to live in an ivory tower as a prince or princess, complaining about anything that crosses your path in the wrong way. You were not created to be comfortable!

When you embrace those two elements, you will realize that you need to be more like Christ. That will result in you loving others and wanting to spend your time on this planet fulfilling your calling – what you were meant to do in order to serve our Creator!

Related: How to Discover Your Calling Bible Study

Related: Learn Your Spiritual Purpose

Related: What is My Spiritual Calling?

Celebrate Recovery Step 7 Prayer

As you have discovered, Celebrate Recovery Step 7 requires you to pray to God about your shortcomings. You are welcome to pray the following Step 7 prayer or use elements of it to create a personalized version for your moments alone with God.

Dear God, 

Today, I humbly come before You to ask You to reveal Your will in regard to my shortcomings. Help me follow Your way, Your plans, and Your destination for my life. Direct my path. Lead my steps. Show me how to be mindful, focusing on the here and now rather than on the past or future. 

Please forgive my many sins and shortcomings and bless me with the ability and desire to resist my old ways. As I make the most of today, help me to keep my eyes focused on You. I long to be pleasing in Your sight. Thank You for blessing my life.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Additional Tips for Celebrate Recovery Step 7

As you work to achieve Celebrate Recovery Step 7, consider trying one of the following tips. 

  • Attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting! If this is new to you, read the 30 benefits of going to a meeting!
  • Join a Celebrate Recovery Step Study! The meetings will get you started, but a CR step study is where you really thrive and bond with others experiencing hardships.
  • Memorize the Serenity Prayer. This way, it is with you – no matter where you are or what you are going through!
  • Do not ever give up on recovery!
  • Don’t forget to memorize scripture! You will grow and thrive as a Christian if you retain the words of the Bible. Start with easy verses like John 3:16, Romans 8:28, or Joshua 1:9.
  • Continue to build your relationship with God! After all, eternal life matters most!

Related: How to Build Your Quiet Time with God Bible Study

Purchase Celebrate Recovery Study Guide Book 3 for more information on Celebrate Recovery step 7!

More Celebrate Recovery Step 7 Resources

These additional Celebrate Recovery Step 7 resources will help you achieve success as you walk this road to recovery!

A Celebrate Recovery Step 7 Video

Celebrate Recovery Step 7 Video

Celebrate Recovery Step 7 Resources

Concluding Thoughts on Step 7 in Recovery

You now know how to be humble in recovery with Celebrate Recovery Step 7. Along with recovery, the value of being a humble person is found when you trust God. We talked about a number of ways you can begin to establish this bond with our Creator.

Celebrate Recovery Step 7

If you are excited about Celebrate Recovery, be sure to check out our CR lessons, which have free study guides or worksheets and the many other resources available on our site in relation to Celebrate Recovery Step 7!

If you have learned to trust God and be humble, please leave a comment! We love to hear success stories! Continue to work through the 12 steps of recovery. Trust God, and continue on this journey with us. We are excited for your current and future success!

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