Christian Twelve Steps

Step 1 - We admitted that we had become powerless over alcohol or the substance we had abused (alcoholic or the substance abuser) and that our lives were unmanageable.
This Step states that the substance abuser is not only powerless over the substance he has abused, but (left to himself) he is not capable of managing his own life. The truth is, that no one is capable of managing their own life without God. The following scriptures will show us that without God to manage our lives, we can never obtain any real measure of peace or happiness.

Isaiah 1:5 & 6 - Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted. From the soul of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness - only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with oil.
Galatians 5:19-23 - The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Genesis 4:7 - "If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."
Romans 3:10 & 23 - As it is written: "There is none righteous, not even one. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
James 2:10 - For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
Proverbs 14:12 - There is a way that seems right to a.man, but in the end it leads to death.
2 Corinthians 1:9 - Indeed in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 8:34-36 - Jesus replied "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin." Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Romans 7:5 & 6 - For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death. But now by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
Romans 7:18-20 - I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I can not carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do - this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
Romans 7:24 & 25 - What a wretched man am I! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God - through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Romans 8:1 & 2 - Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:9 & 10 - You however are not controlled by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
1 Corinthians 10:13 & 14 - No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful: he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Peter 5:6 & 7 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Proverbs 3:5-8 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.