By the end of World War 2, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was smoking four packs of cigarettes per day. Then he quit cold turkey. How did he do it?
“I gave myself an order,” he said.
No one was there when Ike gave himself that order. As C.S. Lewis said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
But the key to Eisenhower quitting tobacco was not giving himself that order. It was taking the order.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “Knowing what is right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”
Recovery Step: “Learn to do good” (Isaiah 1:17). Then do it.