I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you’ll have trouble, but be courageous—I’ve overcome the world!
John 16:33 ISV
Yes, trouble, tribulations, trials, tempests, and temptations all are to be expected in this world. It’s what I do when they show up that makes all the difference.
I’m part of a small accountability partnership with some brothers, in which we daily group-text a numerical status. It’s a simple scale of 1-5, with “1” being an absolute failure, a return to old ways. (Note, no one ever gets a “5.”)
I’d like to think that integrity and pride and desperation are enough to keep me from having to post a “1,” but they are not the only safeties I turn to “when I wanna one.”
Here are a few of them…
Yes, I know that nothing good lives in me—I mean nothing…
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