Every journey begins with a destination in mind. That destination determines how we plan for the trip. And with any good plan, we should anticipate the challenges we may face.
Imagine you’re planning a hiking and camping trip in the mountains. While you’re excited about the adventure, it’s always wise to prepare for an emergency. You anticipate a safe trip, but you will probably pack a first aid kit. While the weather report predicts clear skies, it makes sense to pack your rain gear. And even though you want to escape from an always-available world, it won’t hurt to have your cell phone for emergencies.
As with any journey, the path to healing and freedom is filled with potential obstacles that can get us off track, or even derail our progress.
– Troy Haas, First Steps