In 1948, Korczak Ziolkowski was commissioned by Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear to design a mountain carving that would honor the famous Native American hero Crazy Horse. Ziolkowski devoted the next 30 years to carving the statue, which, when completed, will be nine times larger than the carving on Mt. Rushmore. Ziolkowski died in 1982, but his family continues with the project, which is on target to be completed – in 2050.
The test of your commitment to recovery is found in what it takes for you to give up.
The Bible promises, “Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded” (2 Chronicles 15:7).
Recovery Step: Here’s a good exercise for you to do. List five recovery strategies that you have done in the past, but stopped. Then do the smart thing and re-engage the process.