Wife: “There’s a problem with the car. It has water in the carburetor.”
Husband: “Water in the carburetor? That’s crazy!”
Wife: “I’m telling you, the car has water in the carburetor.”
Husband: “You don’t even know what a carburetor is. “I’ll check it out. Where is the car?”
Wife: “In the pool.”
Sometimes, life takes unexpected turns. This is especially true for those of us mired in addiction or married to a sex addict. Let’s exhaust the car in the pool metaphor. What should you do when your car is in the pool?
- Be grateful you aren’t in the car. (It could be worse.)
- Call the tow company. (You can’t get it out by yourself.)
- Prepare to buy a new car. (You need a new life in Christ.)
- Put away your water bucket. (Too little, too late.)
- Call the pool guy. (You can get the car out, but then you’ll need to clean up the mess.)
Recovery Step: The car in the pool is a picture of a life gone off the path. But there is hope. Paul wrote, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7).