We find the word “remember” 168 times in the Bible. That has to mean something. Let me suggest a few things you should try to remember.
- What it feels like to be sober
- What it feels like to act out
- The vows you made to your spouse
- The vows you made to your God
- The power you have to be sober
- The blessings of recovery
Moses told his people, “Remember the whole way the Lord has led you in the wilderness” (Deuteronomy 8:2).
Recovery is a wilderness journey. It is a road less traveled, one you won’t find on Google maps. But it was in the wilderness that Moses encountered God, that Jesus defeated the enemy, and that Paul prepared for ministry. And it is in the wilderness that you can find recovery.
Do the right things today, and one day you will look back and remember how good this day really was.
Recovery Step: Oscar Wilde said, “Memory is the diary we all carry with us.” You are making entries into that diary with every choice you make every day. So proceed carefully. The steps you take today will produce the memories you have tomorrow.