Your past performance is no guarantee of future success.
If Jesus was sitting there with you in place of your device, he would say what he has already said: “Take no thought about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take thought about the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the trouble thereof” (Matthew 6:34).
Translation: take it one day at a time.
Debra Aiken writes, “Worry adds nothing to our lives, but it takes everything away.”
As you move forward in your recovery, marriage, or just life in general, remember the story of the manna in the Old Testament. For 40 years, God provided food for his children in the wilderness – one day at a time.
That’s how you will win this battle – one day at a time.
Recovery Step: I leave you with three thoughts: (a) one day at a time, (b) one day at a time, (c) one day at a time.
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.