The great philosopher George Carlin said, “People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.”
A lot of people miss the point. Consider little Jimmy, for example.
Jimmy walked up to his teacher’s desk, holding a report card with a big red ‘F.’
“If I was you,” said Jimmy, “I would change this grade while you still can.”
“Why is that?” asked his teacher.
“Because my daddy told me that if I brought home one more failing report card, someone was going to get a beating.”
Clearly, Jimmy missed his father’s point. I see that a lot – in recovery. We miss the point when we focus on sobriety more than recovery. And we miss the point when we focus on the next ten years, rather than the next ten minutes.
Recovery Step: The psalmist said, “The sum of your Word is truth” (Psalm 119:160). Translation: in life (and recovery), it is critical to discern God’s truth. Ask for wisdom, so you don’t miss the point.