One day after practice, a veteran Houston Oiler football player came over to Head Coach Bum Phillips and said, “Coach, I don’t know if you knew this or not, but that rookie, Earl Campbell, was unable to finish the mile run at the end of practice.”
Bum responded, “That’s good to know. The next time it is third down with a mile to go, I won’t give him the ball.”
Forty years later, nobody remembers who that veteran football complainer was. Meanwhile, Earl Campbell is in the NFL Hall-of-Fame.
It is easy to criticize others. In the Great Sermon, Jesus had a lot to say about judging the actions of others (Matthew 7:1-5).
What’s not so easy is to reflect on our own lives. I suggest that you take a moment today to ask yourself this question: “What can I be doing better in my own recovery?”
Recovery Step: Focus on your own shortcomings and leave everyone else to God.