A wealthy man called three repairmen to his house to bid on rebuilding a fallen fence. The first man measured the fence, calculated the hours it would take to do the job, then told the homeowner his price – $800.
The second repairman measured the fence, did the calculations, and offered his bid – $700.
The third man – without measuring the fence or doing any calculations – offered his bid – $1,700.
The homeowner asked the third man how he arrived at his bid of $1,700. The man said, “It’s simple. $700 for the second guy to do the job and $1,000 for me!”
Unlike home repairs, recovery work can’t be delegated to someone else. We must do the work ourselves. And it is that – work.
The Bible says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
Recovery Step: The gift of sobriety is reserved for those willing to do the hard work. If your fence has fallen down, call in an expert. If your recovery is in trouble, you must do the work yourself.