Leroy was willing to do anything for a few bucks. Going door to door looking for odd jobs, he was thrilled when Mrs. Johnson offered him a job.
“Go out back and paint my porch,” she told Leroy.
A couple of hours later, Leroy told Mrs. Johnson he had completed the job.
Mrs. Johnson said, “That’s great, Leroy! Did you have any problems?”
“No,” said Leroy. “But just so you know, that wasn’t a Porsche. It’s a Volvo.”
Leroy had good intentions. But his mistake would impact Mrs. Johnson – and her Volvo – just the same.
In recovery, good intentions are great. But good behavior is even better. The Bible says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end leads to destruction” (Proverbs 14:12).
Recovery Step: Put right action ahead of good intentions.