There are a lot of reasons people fail to reach their goals. In recovery, this is especially true. Many factors play into relapse. But there is one mistake, one shortcoming, that leads to failure more than anything else.
According to business expert and prolific author Harvey Mackay, the #1 reason people fail is that they lack the persistence to finish a task.
The lack of persistence. It is why men and women fail in their sobriety every day. They give up and they give in too soon.
The Bible offers a simple formula for success. “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually” (1 Chronicles 16:11).
Did you catch that last word – continually?
Don’t start going to meetings. Keep going to meetings. Keep saying the Serenity Prayer. Keep going to therapy. Keep working the steps. Be persistent. There is no other way.
Recovery Step: Stick to the plan. Don’t give up. Remain persistent in your recovery work.