Years ago, I was introduced to the practice of “preaching the Gospel to myself every day.” I have come to recognize that the first three steps of AA’s 12 Steps restate the basic affirmations that Christians make when they ask Jesus to be their Savior.
Christians know that they are supposed to live by faith, not by sight. And we are quick to affirm that we know this, but I am more vulnerable to insecurity and fear than I want to admit. I DO need courage in order to face those insecurities and fears.
Have you ever been in an auto accident and had to tell the other person or the police officer, “I didn’t see the other car coming?” Perhaps you’ve heard a football broadcaster comment on a quarterback sack, “Ooh, he got blindsided on that one?”