Dad warned me about this, but it happened anyway. As a new driver, I forgot to check the fuel level in my car. So I ran out of gas. This was in the pre-cell phone era, so a long walk to a gas station was in order.
Many times, recovery is like that. We don’t cross any boundaries. We don’t go looking for trouble. We just run out of gas.
The answer? Take care of yourself.
Stephen Covey said, “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
Katie Reed said, “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”
If you want your recovery to stick, you must do the things that bring balance, peace, and serenity to your life. Otherwise, prepare to run out of gas.
Recovery Step: One day, Jesus saw that his disciples had just endured a very long day. He said, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:32). Maybe that’s what you need today – a little rest.