Two old golfers had a problem: one could still hit the ball, but could not see; the other could still see, but could not hit the ball.
They came up with the perfect solution. The one who could hit would tee off, while the other golfer would tell him where the ball had gone.
After the first tee shot, the player who could see assured his buddy that he had hit a great shot. “Where did the ball land?” asked the man who had hit it. The player who could see responded, “I can’t remember.”
Not being able to remember is a curse. The Bible tells us to “remember” 166 times. Here are a few things we are specifically told to “remember”:
- God’s covenant (1 Chron. 16:15)
- The Lord himself (Deut. 6:12)
- God’s protection (Deut. 8:2)
- The words of Jesus (Acts 29:35)
- Your past (Rev. 2:5)
- God’s name (Psa. 119:55)
Here’s something else you need to remember. If you are to walk in freedom from your addiction, you must do three things: (a) remain desperate, (b) surrender to God daily, and (c) live in community.
If you forget even one of those, you’re toast.
Recovery Step: Remember this: remain desperate, surrender to God, and live in community.