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Dealing with Addictions 1

Updated on December 30, 2011

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

Often times we think we are so special and only we are going through this type of addiction and or temptation. The truth is that many others have went through the same problem as well and have struggled and fought, and sometimes gave in just like us.

As a Christian and a strong believer in prayer, I went through many temptations and have failed badly many times. Through it all, I now really feel like I could actually help someone else with whatever addiction that anyone might be struggling with.

Whatever your addiction is, whether it is drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling or whatever it is you must believe that there is a solution. Although everything is at our fingertips and easy accessible to help us carry on with an addiction, please try to keep in mind that there is a solution. As you probably already know that along with addiction and sin there are also consequences that follow. These consequences often affect our jobs and relationships, finances and also sometimes our health because of the stress. I believe that your spirit suffers as well.

Sometimes we don’t want an escape and we just start to justify our behavior. I know I have done this many times. This type of thinking is a trap and it needs to be recognized, and also it must be put to a stop. We must remember that things take time to end and we must also remember that not everything is so black and white and simple. Satan is very tricky and full of deception and he wants you to believe that things will never change and you will never change. Do not believe this lie. Remember God will provide a way of escape for you. Seek him daily.

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for the individual that is reading this hub. I pray that you can speak to their heart and that your powerful word will seep into every part of their spirit and stay in their heart. I pray that you can work with them and deliver them from their addiction and sin. I pray that you will provide an escape and I pray for total healing from all the hurt, shame, and damage that this addiction has caused. Fill them with the Holy Spirit and be with them on this journey back to being close to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen

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    • teacherjoe52 profile image

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Very good advice

      God bless you.

    • sheerah profile image

      sheerah 

      6 years ago

      Wonderfully encouraging! I know what its like to go through many temptations... in the past few years I've quit smoking and I've worked through my addiction to food. It's so inspiring to see you being able to help others, my hope is someday I'll be able to as well. Thank you for the wonderful hub!

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      Mr. Smith 

      7 years ago from California

      Thanks for adding the prayer. It gives us all a chance to prayer with and for others.

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sky321 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Brother Dave, Did you know that the great man of God Charles Spurgeon loved smoking cigars? http://www.spurgeon.org/misc/cigars.htm

      I also sent you an email check it out.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      Sky, This is Beautiful and will encourage many! You are so right! "Remember God will provide a way of escape for you. Seek him daily" Amen! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Sky you are so inspirational. I am sharing this hub just in case there is someone out there needing help with an addiction. I too have an addiction, to Hubpages, but that's not too serious.

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Sky,

      Thanks for the insight. I'm sure many will take the time to think through your writing and hopefully apply it.

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      olga khumlo 

      7 years ago from Mira Road Mumbai India

      Hi Sister Sky,

      Thank you for this encouraging hub and prayer. I too pray along with you for all the broken-hearted and addicted. Jesus will never leave us alone, He is with us through every trial, and trials benefit us. God bless you.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Dear sister Sky: Thank you for this teaching. Many will benefit from this. I still have two very powerful addictions I live with, one is good, extremely good and the other is bad.

      The really good one is my addiction to Almighty God, I simply can't get enough of Him. The other is cigarette smoking. Though I know it is not supposed to be good for me I find it beneficial in ways. One way is that it helps me to maintain my weight. It is a crutch, and I have tried about 6 different techniques to try and quit, but I have learned that one has to not just have the desire to quit but also the will-power to follow through. I have no will-power to see things through, my dependency regulates my calmness and my moods I become uncontrollable without them in my life.

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