STEPS..........Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. To ride a ten-speed bike, we need to learn to use the gears. If we're going uphill, we should know what gear eases the climb. If we're going downhill, we should know what gear best uses the slope of the hill. The Twelve Steps of the program are like the bicycle gears. If we know the purpose and benefit of e...ach Step, we can use them to ease our way. Sometimes life may feel like an uphill climb. Steps Two and Three teach us to call on God for help. If we're contentedly coasting on a wonderful slope, then others may benefit from our strength and hope if we use Step Twelve. If we're struggling to change our behavior or character defects, then Steps Four, Five, and Six may ease our struggles.
If we use all the Steps when we need them, we will never have to struggle again. But if we ignore them like never-used gears, they will become rusty and unproductive. Proper maintenance means we must use everything frequently in order to get the best benefit. We must use the Steps as much as we can. Do I need to study the Steps more so I can use them better? Hmm!