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Part I: Finding P.U.R.P.O.S.E. Through Recovery Steps (2 Weeks)
Overview: How The Twelve Steps for Believers enhance P.U.R.P.O.S.E.
Highlights of The Twelve Steps for Believers
January 1: Thanking God That I’m Not God. January 2: Being Restored to Sanity. January 3:Humbly Choosing God. January 4: Confessing My Shortcomings. January 5: Agreeing to New Beginnings. January 6: Rethinking My Actions and Reactions. January 7: Making Time To Hear God’s Will. January 8: Answering God’s Call On My Life.
P.U.R.P.O.S.E Through Recovery Steps
January 9: Put God First. January 10: Understand Truths About Purpose. January 11: Rightly Tell My Recovery Story. January 12: Pursue Positive Practices. January 13: Opt Out of Self-Sabotage. January 14: Surrender All to the Glory of God. January 15: Experience Heart-Pounding Purpose.
Part II: Put God First (5 Weeks)
My primary purpose is to worship God with my life.
God Calls Me to Him
January 16: Born to Love God. January 17: God Claims Me. January 18: My King. January 19:The Lord Who Heals. January 20: God is My Refuge. January 21: The Lord Who Bursts Through.January 22: Choosing God.
My Relationship with Christ:
January 23: Knowing Jesus. January 24: Jesus is the Vine. January 25: Christ Lives in Me. January 26: An Invitation to a New Life. January 27: The Way, the Truth, and the Life. January 28: Jesus Is the Best Gift. January 29: A Relationship With Jesus.
Who Am I?
January 30: God’s Beloved. January 31: God’s Child. February 1: God’s Masterpiece. February 2:A Victor. February 3: A New Creation. February 4: Christ’s Friend. February 5: Who I Am?
More Like Christ
February 6: Becoming Like Christ. February 7: Humility and Patience. February 8: Boasting and False Humility. February 9: Being Patient. February 10: Patience With Self and Others. February 11: Patience With God’s Plan. February 12: Resembling Christ.
Listening to the Holy Spirit
February 13: Made Perfect by the Holy Spirit. February 14: Filled With the Spirit. February 15:The Holy Spirit Prays. February 16: The Holy Spirit Is Clear. February 17: Bound by the Spirit. February 18: Fruits of the Spirit. February 19: Listening to the Holy Spirit.
Part III: Understand Biblical Truths About God’s Will (7 Weeks)
I understand my recovery in the bigger picture of how God is redeeming the world.
God Reserved a Unique Purpose for Me
February 20: God’s Plan. February 21: Eight Phases of God’s Plan. February 22: Before I Was Formed. February 23: The Lord’s Plans for Me. February 24: My Legacy. February 25: My Life Verse. February 26: Cooperating with God’s Plan.
God Assigns Universal Purpose to All
February 27: Two Universal Purposes. February 28: Redeeming the World. March 1: Glorifying God with My Life. March 2: Stealing God’s Glory. March 3: Be Holy. March 4: God’s Holy Priest. March 5: Accepting Our Purposes.
March 6: God’s Will. March 7: Do What Matters Today. March 8: God’s Presence. March 9: Stay Connected. March 10: Gather in Churches. March 11: No Eye Has Seen. March 12: God’s Plan Is My Plan.
Serving God and Mankind
March 13: An Approved Worker. March 14: Bear Fruit. March 15: Don’t Lose Heart. March 16:Share the Gospel. March 17: Proclaiming the Gospel. March 18: Strategically Placed. March 19:Committing to God.
What the Bible Says About My Unique Purpose
March 20: This I Must Do Assignment. March 21: Mission in This World. March 22: Completing My Work On Earth. March 23: God’s Good Work. March 24: What the Lord Wants. March 25:Days Ordained for Me. March 26: Purpose-Filled Living.
God’s Purposes in the Old Testament
March 27: Old Testament Purpose. March 28: Noah, Build an Ark. March 29: Abram, Go. March 30: Sarah, You’ll Be the Mother of Nations. March 31: Moses, Free My People. April 1: Joshua, Cross the River. April 2: God’s Call to Service.
God’s Purposes in the New Testament
April 3: New Testament Purpose. April 4: Stephen, Testify About Jesus. April 5: Philip, Follow Me. April 6: John the Baptist, Prepare the Way. April 7: Peter, Feed My Lambs. April 8: Mary Magdalene, Proclaim the Resurrection. April 9: God’s Plan to Redeem the World.
Part IV: Rightly Tell My Recovery Story (9 Weeks)
I turn my past and present over to God to complete my future life’s work.
My Past Points to My Future
April 10: God Works for Good. April 11: Using My Grief. April 12: Tiptoeing Through Life. April 13: My Extra Baggage. April 14: My Successes and Accomplishments. April 15: My One-Minute Testimony. April 16: Use All of Me.
The Truth of the Matter
April 17: Consequences, Regrets, and Values. April 18: Tough Consequences. April 19: Escaping Consequences. April 20: My Biggest Regret. April 21: Future Regrets. April 22: Pearls of Great Value. April 23: A New Beginning.
April 24: Right, Wrong, Confused, or Missing. April 25: What’s Right? April 26: What’s Wrong? April 27: What’s Confused? April 28: What’s Missing? April 29: A Do-Over. April 30: Give Me Insight.
A Life of Sobriety (Steps One and Two)
May 1: Living Sober. May 2: Step One: I’m Powerless. May 3: Step One: Seeing Truth. May 4: Step Two: Choosing Sanity. May 5: Step Two: Second Chance. May 6: Rest for the Weary. May 7: My Higher Power.
A Life of Sobriety (Steps Three and Four)
May 8: Faithful God. May 9: Step Three: Care of God. May 10: Step Three: 180-Degree Turnaround. May 11: Step Four: Searching and Fearless Inventory. May 12: Step Four: Carpe Diem. May 13: Rewards of Repenting. May 14: Confess and Repent.
A Life of Sobriety (Steps Five and Six)
May 15: Becoming Ready. May 16: Step Five: I Admit. May 17: Step Five: Admitting More. May 18: Step Six: Entirely Ready. May 19: Step Six: Removing Defects. May 20: Sifted Like Wheat. May 21: Pressing On.
A Life of Sobriety (Steps Seven and Eight)
May 22: Working the Program. May 23: Step Seven: Humbly Ask. May 24: Step Seven: My Shortcomings. May 25: Step Eight: The List. May 26: Step Eight: Clothed With Compassion. May 27: Crossroads. May 28: Accepting the Challenge.
A Life of Sobriety (Steps Nine and Ten)
May 29: Continuing With Wisdom. May 30: Step Nine: Be Reconciled. May 31: Step Nine: Unfinished Business. June 1: Step Ten: Continue Taking Inventory. June 2: Step Ten: Standing Strong. June 3: Forgiveness. June 4: Guide My Steps.
A Life of Sobriety (Steps Eleven and Twelve)
June 5: Eyes On Sobriety. June 6: Step Eleven:Conscious Contact With God. June 7: Step Eleven:Victorious Life. June 8: Step Twelve: Giving Back. June 9: Step Twelve: Light of the World. June 10: My Seven-Minute Testimony. June 11: Keep Moving Forward.
Part V: Pursue Positive Practices to Maintain My Sobriety (9 Weeks)
I’m fully cooperating with God regarding his unique plan for my life.
Bedrock Practice of Praying
June 12: Fervent Prayer. June 13: Pray Without Ceasing. June 14: Private Prayer Life. June 15: Practicing Solitude. June 16: Pray for Wisdom. June 17: Pray for Equipping. June 18: Becoming a Person of Prayer.
June 19: Relationships, Role Models, and Sponsors. June 20: No Record of Wrong. June 21:Healthy Church Relationships. June 22: Cord of Three Strands. June 23: God’s Gift of Roles Models. June 24: Relationship Sponsor or Coach. June 25: Living In Community.
Pure Motives Guide Me to My Purpose
June 26: Things Hidden. June 27: Duplicity. June 28: Hidden Motives. June 29: Right and Wrong Motives. June 30: Payoffs. July 1: Secret Shame. July 2: Authenticity.
Essentials to God’s Plan
July 3: Signposts to Wholeness. July 4: Simplified Lifestyle. July 5: Health and Wellness. July 6:Being Physically Fit. July 7: Role of Levity. July 8: Grace Extended and Received. July 9: Living the Life.
Spiritual Habits Carry Me to God’s Will
July 10: Spiritual Habits. July 11: Reading God’s Word. July 12: Fasting. July 13: Intercessory Praying. July 14: Purity. July 15: Tithing. July 16: Embracing Spiritual Habits.
Sustaining My Mission
July 17: Perseverance and Lifelong Learning. July 18: Staying Power. July 19: Perseverance During Trials. July 20: Daily Perseverance. July 21: Needing to Learn. July 22: Lifelong Learning. July 23: Going Forward.
Heading Toward My Unique Purpose
July 24: Gratitude, God-Control, and Boundaries. July 25: A Life of Gratitude. July 26: Jesus’ Power and Kindness. July 27: Controlling My Mouth. July 28: Under God-Control. July 29:Boundaries Based on Priorities. July 30: Trusting God.
How I’m Made
July 31: Gifts, Qualities, and Personality. August 1: My Giftedness. August 2: Grateful for My Gifts. August 3: Letting My Gifts Lead Me. August 4: My Best Qualities. August 5: My Personality Type. August 6: Using What I’ve Been Given.
August 7: Four Commitments. August 8: Natural Talents and Acquired Skills. August 9: Practice Kindness. August 10: Resist Boredom. August 11: Strengths Can Become Weaknesses. August 12: Weaknesses Turned Into Strengths. August 13: The Recovered Life.
Part VI: Opt Out of Self-Sabotaging Methods (6 Weeks)
I choose to live a life of recovery and purpose now.
What Stops Me
August 14: Anger, Bitterness, and Doubt. August 15: Anger and Rage. August 16: Root Cause of My Anger. August 17: Bitterness Hurts. August 18: Doubting Thomas. August 19: Still Doubting? August 20: No Looking Back.
August 21: Heavy-Duty Issues. August 22: Worry Less. August 23: Unconfessed Guilt. August 24: Say No to Jealousy. August 25: Hatred Has No Place. August 26: Pandemic of Self-loathing. August 27: Five Guaranteed Life-Killers.
Blocked by Fears and Syndromes
August 28: Facing Fears. August 29: What Fear Does to Us. August 30: Being Courageous. August 31: Fear God. September 1: Syndromes That Scream Fear. September 2: Other Unhealthy Syndromes. September 3: God’s In Charge.
Remembering God’s Goodness
September 4: God is Good, All the Time. September 5: God Is My Full Armor. September 6: The God Who Sees Me. September 7: The Lord Is My Banner. September 8: God’s Strength Against Enabling. September 9: Praying the Names of God. September 10: God Is Mine and I Am God’s.
September 11: Enemies of the State. September 12: Judgmental Criticism. September 13:Ugliness of Gossip and Grudges. September 14: Headstrong Stubbornness. September 15: Lousy Life Scripts. September 16: God Luck. September 17: Moving On.
Threats, Delays, and Roadblocks to God’s Plan
September 18: The Troubles I See. September 19: Numerous Threats. September 20:Maddening Delays. September 21: Why the Delay? Part I. September 22: Why the Delay? Part II. September 23: Leaping Over Roadblocks. September 24: Victory in God.
Part VII: Surrender All to Christ My King (5 Weeks)
When I empty myself of self, I’m able to be and do all God wants.
Saved and Surrendered
September 25: Surrender All. September 26: Salvation. September 27: Surrender, a Lifelong Process. September 28: Surrender What? September 29: When to Surrender. September 30:Cost of Surrender. October 1: Choosing to Submit Humbly.
October 2: Who Has Surrendered? October 3: Jesus Surrendered. October 4: The Virgin Mary Surrendered. October 5: The First Disciples Surrendered. October 6: One Surrendered and One Didn’t. October 7: I Surrender My Indifference. October 8: I Want to Surrender.
How Do I Surrender?
October 9: How Do I Surrender? October 10: Step One of Surrendering: Revelation. October 11: Step Two of Surrendering: Investigation. October 12: Step Three of Surrendering: Realization. October 13: Step Four of Surrendering: Transformation. October 14: Step Five of Surrendering: Declaration. October 15: Letting God’s Spirit Lead.
Emptying Myself of Self
October 16: Surrendering Trouble Spots. October 17: I Surrender My Humanness and Relapses. October 18: I Surrender My People-Pleasing. October 19: I Surrender My Dishonesty. October 20: I Surrender My Disappointments. October 21: I Surrender My Encumbrances. October 22:Surrender Opportunities.
Surrender It Is!
October 23: Surrendering My Entire Life. October 24: Saying Goodbye to Purposelessness. October 25: I Surrender My Prized Excuses. October 26: I Surrender the Small and Big Things. October 27: I Surrender My Dreams. October 28: I Surrender My Addictions. October 29: Surrendering All
Part VIII: Experience Heart-Pounding, Life Purpose (9 Weeks)
I’m living in the center of God’s will.
Fulfilling My Life Mission
October 30: Miracles and Leverage. October 31: God of Miracles. November 1: Expecting Miracles. November 2: Doing the Impossible. November 3: God’s Blinding Speed. November 4:God’s Silence. November 5: Ready for More.
Exhaling and Regrouping
November 6: Slow Down. November 7: Rest and Relax More. November 8: Breathe and Exhale. November 9: Enjoy Life. November 10: God’s Generosity. November 11: The Least of These. November 12: Enjoying the Journey.
What’s My Unique Purpose?
November 13: My Distinctive Life Purpose. November 14: A Sneak Preview. November 15: My Heroes and God’s Plan. November 16: Druthers, Hopes, and Dreams. November 17: Drowning Out God’s Voice. November 18: My Deepest Longing. November 19: God-Given Intuition.
To Whom Am I Called and What Do I Say?
November 20: My Calling. November 21: To Whom Am I Called? November 22: Who’s My Audience? November 23: A Life Message. November 24: Direct Revelation. November 25:Asking for My Heart’s Desire. November 26: Grateful for My Assignment.
What God Wants
November 27: Delivery Method and Pizzazz. November 28: Creative Delivery Methods. November 29: God’s Delivery Method. November 30: Passion: It’s Good for My Soul. December 1: My Pizzazz and Life Mission. December 2: God’s Return Policy. December 3: Win-Win-Win.
The Life to Live
December 4: Joy and Peace. December 5: Red Carpet Treatment. December 6: Being Joy-Filled. December 7: I Choose Joy. December 8: Peacefulness Checklist. December 9: The Lord is Peace. December 10: Craving Joy and Peace.
December 11: Divine Commission. December 12: Lord, Speak. December 13: Send Me. December 14: Say Yes to Change. December 15: Leap of Faith. December 16: God’s Signet Ring. December 17: I Say Yes.
Steps Toward My Purpose
December 18: I’m Ready to Move Forward. December 19: Research and Interviews. December 20: Get Back to Work. December 21: The Lord’s Will. December 22: Released to Move Forward. December 23: Be Merciful to Others. December 24: My Exciting Action Steps.
Obeying God’s Call
December 25: God’s Friendship. December 26: Humble Obedience. December 27: Running and Hiding. December 28: Will You Go Now? December 29: God’s Ten Commandments. December 30: I Am the First and the Last. December 31: I’m Obeying Now.