Pablo Casals was considered the greatest cellist who ever lived. When he was 95 years of age, someone asked him why he continued to practice his cello six hours every day. His response? “Because I think I am making progress.”
I have a friend who got sober – at the age of 93.
It is never too late to get into recovery. And no matter how long you have done recovery work, stay at it. Like Pablo Casals, even if you’re making progress, there is still more work to be done.
Paul wrote, “So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God” (Romans 7:4).
Paul is saying that life is a process: (a) die to self, (b) find community, (c) bear much fruit.
Recovery Step: You will never come so far in your recovery that you can no longer make progress. Stay at it – every day.