Only those who are prepared to cut their links with the past and venture into future self-denial and application of the steps will qualify in reaching the goal.
Having begun to walk the walk we must now decide daily to endure. We cannot allow ourselves to be cheated out of success by settling for less or an easier softer way. We need to shape up now for the greatest battle of our lives and be prepared to put up a fight for the faith. It means putting ourselves alongside others, also determined to fight the fight of faith, fighting steadily in the war against addiction, compulsion and many other influences.
“Urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once and for all to his holy people.” Jude 3
Lord, increase my resistance against pressures that may grind me down. Empower my struggle and resistance to staying the course.