Dealing with Addictions 1
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