Originally posted at: http://www.theresstillhope.org
If you aim at something, but are off by just one degree, will it really matter? Actually, yes.
If you are off by just one degree over the course of a mile, you will miss your target by 92 feet. If you were to fly from New York to Los Angeles, and be off by just one degree, you’d miss your target by 50 miles.
Many of us treat recovery like hand grenades and dancing – close is good enough.
But is close good enough? That would be a firm “NO!”
Yes, it’s about progress, not perfection. But never give yourself permission to view porn, masturbate, sext, or visit sexually provocative websites. To be off by just one degree would be comparable to a quick slip. No big deal, unless that slip is off the side of a mountain.
Recovery Step: “Let him who sins sin no more” (John 8:7).