There’s a great line from the movie, The Fast and the Furious: “I live my life a quarter mile at a time.”
Dr. Eric Maisel writes, “Recovery requires daily exercises and paying daily attention to your life’s purposes.”
If you desire long-term sobriety, I offer this advice – Stop it!
Let me explain. While long-term sobriety must be the objective, it must never be the goal. Aim for 24 hours. When tomorrow comes, if it does, aim for 24 hours all over again. The battle is won one day at a time, one temptation at a time, and one decision at a time.
Make each new day you now day. Live in the moment. Celebrate the promise of God: “God’s mercies are new every day” (Lamentations 3:22).
Recover Step: Live your life a quarter mile at a time.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.