A couple of Arkansas hunters were deep into the woods when one of the men suddenly collapsed. His friend immediately called 911.
“I think my friend is dead! What do I do?”
The operator tried to calm the man down. “Stay calm. The first thing you need to do is make sure your friend is really dead.”
After a short silence, the operator heard a gunshot. Then the hunter was back on the phone.
“Okay, now what?”
In life – and hunting – it is important to get to the truth. While the hunter probably didn’t do it the right way, the point still holds. Before moving forward, it is imperative to get at the truth of your struggles, addictions, and pain.
“The truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
Recovery Step: In order to get in recovery, you must walk in the truth – one day at a time.