A scientist told God, “We no longer need you. We have advanced to the point that we can create anything we need with our own ingenuity.”
God said, “You want to put that to a test?”
The scientist said, “Sure. What do you have in mind?”
God said, “Let’s each make a man, just like I did with Adam. I’ll go first.”
Then God created man from the dirt. The scientist leaned down to pick up a handful of dirt, so he could replicate the work of God.
“Wait a minute!” said God. “Go get your own dirt!”
Paul said, “By him [God] all things were created” (Colossians 1:16).
The fact is, you can do a lot of things, but the only resources available to you are really the creation of God.
Recovery Step: It is God who creates, especially in recovery. It is God who creates a (a) desire for recovery, (b) decision to get started, (c) determination to follow through, (d) denial of self, and (e) direction for the next steps.