His name was Kenny Sailors. At 5’7”, he was the shortest player on the basketball team of the University of Wyoming. In 1946, Sailors led his team to the national championship, and he was named the MVP of the tournament.
How did he do it? Kenny Sailors became the first jump shooter in college basketball. He discovered that he could outscore taller opponents if he simply jumped higher. In those days, players were not coached to jump at all; the other nine players on the court were all flat-footed. Because Sailors was willing to do what they were not doing, he could accomplish what others could not accomplish.
Apply that to recovery. Identify one strategy that will uniquely serve you. Then go for it.
Recovery Step: Find what you do well, what works for you, what takes you to the next level. Then go for it, because “the diligent will be fully satisfied” (Proverbs 13:4).
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.