We have a choice to make and we must make it every day.
Are we going to fight or give up?
Both are very real options and when we get up every day, we have to choose which one it’s going to be. And to not choose is in itself a decision to give up. It’s crucial that we make this decision first thing every morning. It will be the difference between success and failure in our lives.
Abstinence and sobriety take work. It takes an intentional attitude and an actual plan that we follow. So if we choose to fight, then we need to follow through by making a plan for our day and then following it.
The power of planning cannot be overstated. It doesn’t need to be an overly detailed plan, either. We just need to plan the following five things:
What are we going to eat?
When are we going to eat?
How are we going to serve?
What are we going to do to live out our true purpose in life?
What are we going to do if temptation strikes?
If we have a plan that includes these five things, then we are going to win the fight that day. And at the end of the day, we can lay our heads down in victory, ready to get up the next day and make the choice to do it again.
And if one day, the fight seems like to much to bare, it’s ok. We don’t have to win every battle, we just need to keep showing up and choosing to fight. That’s how we will win the war. Success is nothing but a series of battles won, one day at a time. If we choose to fight every day, then we are guaranteed to have the successful life we have always dreamed of.