Obstacles do not block the path. They are the path.
Life constantly presents difficulties – financial challenges, injury, illness, flat tires, tornadoes, and all sorts of other crazy and totally unexpected stuff. And most people, especially addicts, because they’ve spent their entire lives avoiding rather than facing and overcoming challenges, are stuck when they run into one. They don’t know how to overcome even the simplest of obstacles because they’ve never done it before. The good news is that anyone, even a recovering sex addict, can develop what is known as “obstacle immunity.” This is where we learn how to face and overcome obstacles (usually because we’re doing it on a regular basis). When we develop obstacle immunity, even the biggest problems don’t deter us. In fact, they barely slow us down. Sometimes, we find that we actually enjoy facing and overcoming them.
Just for Today
I will pick an obstacle I’ve been avoiding, and I will overcome it.