STEP #12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to sinners, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

So, what about the sin struggle that you’ve experienced? What is it? Who or what warned you to change? Someone or something was a messenger to you. If you are a follower of Jesus, you are also a messenger. Go into the whole world preaching the good news to everyone… tell your story of salvation.

You have no moral authority over others, even when you are sinless, but you have every right to tell someone what has happened to you. Your experience may be the clearest message of Jesus that another will hear. Tell your story.

So whom do you need to talk to? Surely, there is someone you know that is struggling with the same things that you have. How should you approach them?

Galatians 6:
1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 

Caught in a sin… doesn’t that speak volumes? Have you ever been caught by others, or if keeping a secret, had something that was sapping the life from you?

There is so much wisdom here about making sure your own life is sensitive to God’s Spirit. That is what will cause your recovery/restoration work for others to be gentle, not forceful and legalistic.