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.
Author: Mark Denison
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.