A friend suffered a recent relapse. “What do I do now?” he asked me.
My simple answer was, “Do the next right thing.”
Where we get off the rails in recovery is by making things too complicated. We don’t relapse because we don’t know what to do, but because we don’t do what we know.
Mark Twain said it well: “Do the right thing. You will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
And Victor Hugo added, “Initiative is doing the next right thing, without being told.”
Paul teaches a great principle in Romans 7:15-20. He emphasized the need to do what we know is right. That’s it. Don’t make it harder than it is.
Recovery Step: Do the next right thing.