A boy stood on the baseball field and proclaimed, “I am the greatest hitter of all time!” He then tossed a ball into the air and took a huge swing. He missed.
He repeated, “I am the greatest hitter of all time!” Again, he tossed the ball into the air, swung, and missed.
The boy repeated, “I’m the greatest hitter of all time!” And once more, he swung at the ball and missed.
Unfazed, the boy declared, “I am the greatest pitcher of all time!”
The lesson? Don’t try to be something you’re not.
Recovery Step: Most of us fail because we are playing the wrong game. I suggest you play for an Audience of One – the God who looks on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7).
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.