A man climbed four flights of stairs, made his way to the roof of the building, then jumped off. Predictably, he broke both arms and legs, but fortunately survived.
They asked him what went wrong. He said, “The problem was that I landed.”
Actually, the problem was that he jumped. And that he climbed those four flights of stairs, knowing what the outcome would be, with every new step he took.
I’m always amazed when people fall in their recovery, and act like they couldn’t have possibly seen it coming. They act like the problem was that they landed, when the real problem was that they jumped. And more than that, they marched toward their destiny, step-by-step, knowing what the outcome would be.
Recovery Step: “We will receive the consequences of the wrong which we have done” (Colossians 3:25). Plan your next step carefully.