Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dealing with Addiction

 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them ~ Genesis 1:27

Ever wonder why so many people are addicted to something unhealthy?  All of us have cravings inside of us.  It is part of our DNA.  We were created to search.  Every culture, primitive or advanced, seeks answers.

As children of God, we have a space within our souls that longs to be filled up.  That space is infinite, just like the Creator.  There is no amount of cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, sex, chocolates, shopping, gambling, work, or other addictive things that can fill up this space.  It is reserved for God.

The best way to cure an addiction is to first ask Jesus to come into your heart.  He will bring the Holy Spirit with Him.  Like a good car mechanic, He will diagnose your addictions.  Your detox will not be easy.  If you are willing to take a look in the mirror and admit that something is in your life that doesn't belong there, you have a great chance to break free.

There will be more about this in "God's Black Sheep Squadron."  Don't be afraid to get help.  The power to overcome an addiction is magnified when you are around others who want it out of their lives.  Today's prayer is for the addict who has no one to pray for him, that he or she reaches out for help.  With Jesus, any addiction can be overcome.  You deserve a life that is free from addiction.  Take the first step and recognize that there is a problem.  Jesus will be there to walk with you.

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