A drill sergeant asked a new recruit what would happen if he shot off one of his ears.
The recruit answered, “Well, sir, I would lose half my hearing.”
“And what If I shot off both of your ears?”
“Then I wouldn’t be able to see.”
The sergeant said, “That makes no sense. Why did you say that?”
Said the recruit, “If both my ears were shot off, my helmet would slide down over my eyes!”
That’s called unintended consequences. Any porn addict can relate to that.
Several hundred years before Christ, the people of Judah had bowed to false gods. When they refused to turn from their idolatrous ways, the prophet Jeremiah stepped in. He said, “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron” (Jeremiah 17:1). Translation: short-term actions have long-term consequences.
Recovery Step: Examine your life. Is there anything you need to clean up that might have unintended consequences?