Faith as belief and trust in action

I'm a Sexaholic. I'm powerless over lust and the desire to be lusted after. I once heard that "faith" is made up of three essential parts - belief, trust and action. Without all three, faith is impossible.

When I worked Step 2, it was about belief. To believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity. 

Step 3 is working on trust. In my disease, I trusted no one and relied completely on myself. Coming into SA, I realized that I'm limited especially when it comes to lust. Step 3 is where I built trust and continue to build trust. 

Cleaning up the wreckage of my past in Steps 4-9 is the action part. 

At times I lack faith and can feel bad about that. My sponsor once asked me what the opposite of faith was. My response was "doubt". He explained to me that doubt is inherited from faith. The opposite of faith is certainty. This helps me to be more compassionate towards myself whenever I seem to lack faith. As the Big Book states on page 60, "We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection."

I'm not perfect. But today, I'm willing to grow along these spiritual lines. I pray for the strength and courage to take the right action.