In His Utmost for My Highest, Oswald Chambers writes, “God providentially produces a crisis where we have to decide – for or against. That moment becomes a great crossroads in our lives. If a crisis has come to you on any front, surrender your will to Jesus absolutely and irrevocably.”
When a crisis hits, you have to decide. Go all in or get completely out. I tell clients, “If you are 90 percent in, you are 100 percent out.”
My old pastor, Dr. Cecil Sewell, said it frequently: “Jesus must be Lord of all or he cannot be Lord at all.”
Your addiction has created a crisis and has brought you to a crossroads. I can’t improve on the words of Oswald Chambers. “Surrender your will to Jesus absolutely and irrevocably.”
Recovery Step: “Choose you today whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15).
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.