On the other side of every character defect is a character asset….
As we let go of old ways of approaching life, and trust that God will reveal new ways, many of us begin to have a greater vision of what our life in recovery could be….
We gain not only freedom from our disease, but the freedom to be at home in the world….
In taking the Fourth Step, we begin to know ourselves for who we really are….
We also discover that our character defects can become useful in God’s hands….
We learn not to use half-truths to manipulate others. We accept responsibility for our actions and our lives….
Our character defects…have caused us a great deal of suffering throughout our lives and prevented us from completely aligning ourselves with our Higher Power’s will for us….
In making this inventory, we take special care to identify those aspects of our character that have caused harm to ourselves and others, so as to bring them forward for healing and change in later steps…