Originally posted at: TheresStillHope.org
“One day at a time.”
– Alcoholics Anonymous
If you’ve been in recovery for more than ten minutes, you’ve heard that phrase. And it is so true. You cannot claim recovery one year at a time or even one week at a time. Recovery is a “one day at a time” venture.
Imagine that you weighed 700 pounds. You got on a diet and exercise program to lose weight. You wouldn’t expect to lose 500 pounds in a day. If you lost half a pound per day, that would be fantastic!
If you kept this up for two weeks, you’d be down to 693 pounds. You wouldn’t expect your friends to notice, and they probably wouldn’t. But you’d be well on your way to reaching your goals.
That’s how it works with recovery. Do enough right things one day at a time, and you will reach the promised land. It won’t happen in a day, but it will happen.
Recovery Step: Focus on daily habits. “Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress” (1 Timothy 4:15).