Charlie Brown debuted in newspapers across the United States in 1950. For the next 50 years, he brought wisdom to readers far and wide. One of his many nuggets rings true for all of us:
“Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.”
Have you had a slip or relapse lately? If you don’t like the direction of your recovery, get up and change it. Go to another meeting. Make an extra call. Spend more time in daily devotions and prayer. Try fasting once in a while. Read a new recovery book. Watch a good podcast.
Follow the prophet’s advice: “Don’t let up, Ezra. Take charge. Don’t back down” (Ezra 10:4).
It is only when you take ownership of your recovery that you will have real recovery. Let me be blunt: every relapse is your fault. You can blame your trauma and pain. But you still must take ownership of your recovery.
Recovery Step: You can relapse at any time. But you don’t have to.