The great theologian, Winnie the Pooh, opined, “I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”
While there is no empirical evidence that Winnie was a recovering sex addict, this one quote is quite revealing. But let’s talk about you. What are you walking away from?
The problem is that we want it both ways. We want to live in our addiction and have a great marriage, strong spiritual life, and inner peace – all at the same time. But the fact is we are all walking someplace – either toward our addiction or away from it.
The Bible is pretty clear on this. “Repent, therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). To repent means to walk in a new direction. That begins by abandoning the old direction.
Let me suggest three things to walk away from:
- Bad habits
- Bad relationships
- Bad attitudes
Go ahead. Walk away from where you’ve been, in order to walk toward where you need to be.
Recovery Step: Walk away from bad habits, bad relationships, and bad attitudes. In the process, you will step in a new direction, toward an exciting freedom God has prepared just for you.