It is your ultimate opponent – apathy.
You are probably familiar with Edmund Burke’s famous line: “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do nothing.” I like the way that John Stott said it: “Apathy is the acceptance of the unacceptable.”
Nothing turns the stomach of God quite like apathy. Through his messenger, Jesus said, “Because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16).
I wish there was a button you could press that was labeled “Passion.” Or that there was a pill to take. Or a book to read.
Passion is the antidote to apathy. But it doesn’t come from some outside force. It comes from within. The way you overcome the apathy that has you mired in the cycle of relapse is to pray, seek God, and never give up.
Recovery Step: Ask God to replace apathy with passion.