On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther – an obscure Augustinian monk – nailed a document protesting the teachings and practices of the Church to the main door of Castle Church in Wittenberg. His actions sparked the flames of the Protestant Reformation.
In 1939, Nicholas Winton – an ordinary 39-year-old stockbroker from London – managed to save 700 children from the grip of the Nazis as World War II loomed over Europe.
In 1980, Terry Fox – a Canadian athlete who had one leg amputated due to bone cancer – embarked on a cross-Canada trek to raise money for cancer research.
Life is all about overcoming. Sobriety is about overcoming. And recovery is about overcoming, day after day after day.
Paul, one of life’s greatest overcomers, proclaimed, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Recovery Step: You can overcome. You can live sober and well. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.