At a national conference for farmers, Farmer Jones introduced a new method of farming to the crowd. His assignment for the next year was to go around the country and teach hundreds of other farmers his new technique.
At the convention the next year, Farmer Jones was brought onto the stage. They asked him if his efforts had been successful.
He reported, “I shared my technique with hundreds of farmers, but only one farm has been successful – mine.”
The problem was that none of the farmers had taken his advice.
The next year, the farmers gathered once again. And again, Farmer Jones was asked how his work was going. He was happy to report, “Several other farms are doing great this year.”
“What made the difference?” he was asked.
“When the other farmers heard of my success, they began to look over my fence to see what I was doing.”
Here’s my question: Who’s looking over your fence?
Recovery Step: Paul wrote, “In all respects [that includes recovery] be a model of good works” (Titus 2:7).