Today, I’m thankful for reminders. I mean, I hate that others have to suffer for me to get the reminder. However, I’m thankful to be reminded what my options are. Last week, “Christian” comedian John Crist was outed as a sex addict. It has put his Netflix special on hold and basically destroyed his present career (at least for now). I really do hate that for him. For his sake, I wish he weren’t having to deal with this. However, I am thankful for the reminder. My options are pretty clear: locked up, covered up, or sobered up. That is, I can either be sober and stay sober, or my life will be ruined. Sin will either get me tossed in jail or killed. Granted, Crist isn’t dead or in jail (yet), but these are really my options. I think I’ll pursue sobriety.

My goal today is to stay sober. I don’t need to act out. I can’t act out “like a gentleman.” I can’t keep it under control. If I don’t put it to death, it will control me. My goal today is to put my sin to death.

Almighty God, take up arms against my sins, obsessions, compulsions, and addictions. Defeat them as you defeated Goliath for David. My enemy is too strong for me, so my eyes are on You. Conquer my sin and lead me in Your paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. I am all Yours today, Lord; do with me as You will.

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