Humorist Michael O’Donoghue said, “Life is one big minefield, and the only place that isn’t a minefield is the place they make the mines.”
In recovery, you have probably discovered a few mines along the way:
We all walk through the minefields. Jesus said it like this: “It rains on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Chuck Swindoll offered this commentary: “It rains on the just and on the unjust, but only the just gets wet, because the unjust steals his umbrella.”
What’s the answer? The answer is to be ready. In order to stay sober in the midst of the four ‘T’s (temptations, triggers, trials, tests), you must be desperate for sobriety. You must surrender to God. You must live in community.
Recovery Step: If you want to live in recovery, you’ll need to learn to navigate the minefield. That means being ready at all times. The temptations, triggers, trials, and tests are all out there. If you don’t find them, they will certainly find you. They key is to be ready – always.