In 1955, Eugene Polley changed the course of human history. That was the year when the 47-year employee of Zenith Electronics invented the TV remote control.
That was just one of Polley’s 18 patents. But who cares about the other 17? The remote control has saved millions of lazy television viewers the hardship of getting off their couch and walking 15 feet across their living room to change the channel every few hours.
We are always looking for ways to avoid the hard work. Every kitchen has a microwave oven and some cars are now self-driving. I suppose that’s fine, but when we step into the arena of recovery, every shortcut is really a dead end.
If you are to get well, you must first embrace this inconvenient truth – recovery is hard work.
Colin Powell said, “A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” Scripture agrees. “Let’s not get tired of doing good, because in time we’ll have a harvest if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9).
Recovery Step: You can get sober and stay sober. But it won’t be easy. Commit to the process of hard work.