When I was in college, one of the greatest movies of all time came out – Airplane. There was a particular line in the movie that has stuck with me. “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.”
The audience roared with every corny line of Airplane. But the “sniffing glue” line speaks to any addiction. It is a common feeling. There are some days that are better than others to quit our addictions. The premise is that we don’t usually need the habit, but it’s a good thing to hang onto, just in case.
No, there is never a good day to hold onto your addiction. The best day to begin your journey of freedom is today. The Bible says, “This is the day the Lord has made” (Psalm 118:24). It doesn’t say, “Tomorrow is the day the Lord has made.” You’ve got one shot at this – today.
Recovery Step: Take your first step into freedom today. Not tomorrow, next week, or when you feel like it. Today.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.