Billy had been misbehaving and was sent to his room. After a while, he emerged and told his mother that he had thought it over and had said a prayer.
“Fine,” said his mother. “If you ask God to help you to not misbehave, he will help you.”
Billy said, “Oh, I didn’t ask God to help me to not misbehave. I asked him to help you put up with me as I am.”
Billy would be a good sex addict. What he did, we all do. We want others to just accept our behavior, rather than having to change it.
Peter preached, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out” (Acts 3:19).
Recovery Step: No more excuses. No more blame games. Own who you are and what you’ve done. Then work with God to make a real change.