I heard someone say, “People say nothing is impossible. I disagree. I do nothing every day.”
I have found that it is the people who do nothing that get into the most trouble. By not staying busy, they create a vacuum. And just about anything can fill an open vacuum.
One of the five basic triggers is boredom. It is important for us to stay busy – not too busy, but busy. It is when we are not consumed with productivity and important relationships that we become vulnerable to all kinds of temptations.
The Bible commands us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23).
Recovery Step: You need a purpose, not just for the rest of your life, but for the rest of your day. Find something worth pursuing, something worthy of your efforts, then go for it with all of your heart, passion, and strength.
Author: Mark Denison
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.