A strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of Morris, one of the older workmen. After several minutes, Morris had enough.
“Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?” he said. “I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won’t be able to wheel back.”
“You’re on, old man,” the braggart replied. “It’s a bet! Let’s see what you got.”
Morris reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, “All right. Get in.”
Most of us are pretty good at lifting and helping others get to where we would like to be ourselves. But in the final analysis, we find ourselves unable to get there on our own. To that end, Paul said, “When we were unable to help ourselves, at the moment of our need, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6).
The question is not whether or not you are strong. The fact is, none of us is strong enough to get to where we want to be apart from Someone else’s help.
Recovery Step: Get into the wheelbarrow of recovery, and let the One who loves you most carry you where you want to go.