originally posted at: http://www.theresstillhope.org
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
Think about your middle circle behaviors. Sure, you can watch certain movies, you can go to certain places, and you can look at certain social media posts. None of those will be a breach in sobriety, and they can seem pretty harmless in the moment.
But life doesn’t end in “the moment.”
It’s what follows that is troublesome – fantasy, euphoric recall, and lust.
Paul addressed this directly. “I have the right to do anything, but I will not be mastered by anything” (1 Corinthians 6:12).
C.S. Lewis offered good advice: “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
Recovery Step: Make a list of things you can do, but you should not do.