A Sunday School helper was delivering a station wagon full of kids to their homes when a fire truck zoomed past them. Sitting in the front of the truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children immediately began to debate the role of that dog.
“They use him to keep crowds back,” suggested one child.
Another offered, “No, he’s just there for good luck.”
A third child offered the definitive argument. “They use the dog to help them find the fire hydrant.”
Every fireman needs to know where to find the nearest fire hydrant, just in case there is a fire to put out. With sexual addiction, we always need to be ready to put out the next fire. That fire can be sparked by a look, a thought, or some other unforeseen trigger. We can’t predict the timing or nature of the next fire, but we can be prepared to put it out.
Recovery Step: In order to put out the next fire, you must be plugged into the power source. “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).