Martin Luther told the story of his professor who started every class the same way. He’d enter the room, hang up his coat, then bow before each student, one by one. Eventually, Luther managed the courage to ask the professor why he did this.
The professor explained, “I bow before you in honor of what you might become.”
We all have a choice. We can focus on what we have been or on what we might become. God chooses the latter.
Paul wrote, “God is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
I wish I could be with you in person today. If I could, I’d say, “Great job! While 90 percent of sex addicts never get any help for their disease, you are reading this daily devotion written by a fellow addict, hoping that this might be the day he finally says something really good!”
I honor you for joining me on this road to recovery. More importantly, God honors you. Not because of what you’ve been, but for what you will become.
Recovery Step: Think about all you can become. Then take a bow.