A man whose car broke down walked ten miles in the desert in search of water. He was barely able to make it to a small house on the edge of town. Knocking on the door, he then collapsed, near death. A man answered the door, and the poor fellow gasped, “Water! I need water!”
The homeowner offered him a tie instead.
“But I need water! I don’t want your tie!” Then he left and crawled to the only other home within sight. A man wearing a tuxedo came to the door, and the parched fellow whispered, “Water! I need water!”
The man in the tux replied, “I’m sorry, but we don’t serve anyone who isn’t wearing a tie.”
Lesson: Do what you need to do today in order to take an even bigger step tomorrow.
Recovery Step: Jesus pointed out the tragedy of not understanding the Scriptures (Matthew 22:29). Similarly, there will be times when you will be told to take certain steps toward recovery that don’t make sense at the time. Be okay with that.