You must do three things to reach your goals: dream big, start small, and think long. You have to fly the kite a little higher, a little longer each day. Over time, the ceiling becomes the floor.
Emil Zatopek, the great Olympian, said, “Step by step, a man will come to the fifth floor.” Zatopek rode that philosophy to three gold medals, winning 69 straight races, and running a total of 50,000 miles over his career, the equivalent of two laps around the earth.
You will never achieve sobriety a mile at a time. Sobriety is only achieved a step at a time. In fact, God offers an amazing promise for those willing to take life a step at a time: “As you go, step by step, I will open up the way before you” (Proverbs 4:12).
Recovery Step: If you want to be in a better place a year from now, take one step in that direction today.
Author: Mark Denison
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.