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.