In a few weeks I will be heading to the mountains with my family on vacation. We are going to be traveling the back roads in the mountains to see the things we normally miss and get off the beaten path. As we travel these roads just as I have done in the past I know that I will see signs telling me about dangerous curves ahead and to slow down. This is just a friendly warning from state officials because of accidents that have happened in the past.
When it comes to recovery we are always worried about relapse. I get questions all the time asking how to control or stop the urges. I say its hard to stop the urges because we are born with them but we can control our actions. Here is something that sounds silly but I believe for someone this may work. Get online and find a picture of the road sign for dangerous curves and make it your computers background picture or print it out and tape it somewhere near your computer. Use this as a warning that what you are about to do or what you may do is dangerous to your recovery. Slow down and get yourself together. Call a friend , pray do something to redirect your feelings. As I have said before God will not put you in a situation that you cannot get out of. There is always an escape. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV).
In short, Don’t let the dangerous curves of the internet wreck your recovery.