J.I. Packer said, “What makes life worthwhile is having an objective.”
What is your objective in life?
Any kind of success, especially in the arena of recovery, must have a clear objective at its genesis. Notice the process suggested by wise Solomon: “Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that; build your house” (Proverbs 24:27).
Before we are told to build our house, Solomon suggests other foundational work is in order. Applying that to recovery, before you run out and join several 12-Step groups, see the first available counselor, or make an ill-advised disclosure, start with your objective. Ask yourself what you hope to accomplish long-term, why you want recovery in the first place, and who you can invite to join you for the journey.
Recovery Step: Not just any objective will do. John Lennon said, “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.” Job #1 is to identify the right objective for your life, then fit everything else in around that.