Life was never intended to be lived alone. Every great task calls for teamwork, community, and collaboration. We are simply wired for connection. Consider these two examples from history.
In 1933, British explorer Frank Smythe attempted to climb Mt. Everest alone. He became so convinced that someone else was with him on the climb that he offered a piece of cake to his invisible partner. And in 1895, Joshua Slocum became the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a sailboat singlehandedly. He said that in the most difficult moments, the pilot of Christopher Columbus’ ship The Pinta joined him aboard his vessel.
Scripture implores us, “Look after each other so that none of you falls” (Hebrews 12:15).
In recovery, you need what I refer to as “climbing partners.”
If you are not connected to others, you’ll never scale Mt. Recovery. You will never reach your destination. Somewhere along the journey, your ship will take on water.
Recovery Step: Invite someone else along for your journey.