Vince Lombardi said, “The price of success is hard work.” Peter Drucker said it like this: “Plans are only good intentions unless they degenerate into hard work.”
The Bible is pro-work. King David wrote, “You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you” (Psalm 128:2).
Translation: If you work your recovery, your recovery will work.
Dr. Denise Fournier identifies three fundamental factors to successful recovery: (a) the support of others, (b) structure, and (c) steadfastness.
To that last point, she writes, “The research evidence and my experiences with clients make a strong case for sticking to a program. This requires establishing a sense of organization and order and then maintaining daily recovery tasks.”
Recovery Step: St. Augustine is credited with this famous line. Make it your own: “Pray as though it depends on God, then work as though it depends on you.”