It happened on this date in 1964. The British Invasion continued on the Ed Sullivan Show. Following the appearance of the more clean-cut Beatles, the Rolling Stones showed up. Their loud music, heavy beat, and anti-establishment look certainly caught poor Ed off guard. They were not what he was expecting.
Life is full of false assumptions. We expect one thing and get another. This is especially true with recovery.
- A wife expects her husband to get serious about his addiction.
- A sponsor expects his sponsee to check in every day.
- An addict expects his urges to just naturally fade away.
James warned against making assumptions (James 4:13-14). The answer is to put your trust in a God who never lies.
Recovery Step: Focus on what you can control and choose to not live in a mindset of assumptions in anyone except God.