My friend and I had a conversation about some of the issues we were having and she said something to me that was interesting! She said, “It’s just like someone who’s on drugs, and we can’t figure out why they can’t stop using drugs!”
Let’s dig deeper into this!
What she was saying was that when we are talking about issues that we’ve been dealing with for a long time, it’s no different than having an addiction to drugs or any other kind of substance. What I realized was that we all have addictions in one way or another. It doesn’t have to be drugs, but we’re all dealing with something that we can’t shake if we tried. That craving in the midnight hour that keeps us up at night. That thorn in our side that keeps tugging at our skin, the itch we just can’t scratch. The only difference between us and those that are on drugs is that we’re functional with our addictions…
We don’t show obvious signs of it in the way that they do…however, our addictions cause us to act out a little differently. Here’s some side effects to some of the addictions in life…
**Lashing out & catch attitudes at family members, friends, or even strangers
**Drink your problems away (At least think that you do)
**Smoking (Cigarettes, Weed Etc.)
**Mad at the world….just to name a few.
**In my case I get too ahead of myself sometimes and my anxiousness to get things done causes me to rush and not be patient to wait on God sometimes.
Therefore, I’ve realized that I should NEVER turn my nose up at anyone struggling with drug addiction because I’m an addict myself. In my own way. On my own terms. Reacting to the side effects differently. The best part is that I have doctor Jesus treating me with his word. Healing my addiction one scripture at a time. He can heal yours too. My issues got worst at one time because I wasn’t giving ALL my cares over to God. I was trying to do it all alone, I wanted to save myself. God quickly reminded me why I wasn’t getting anywhere with my issues. Once I cried out, prayed and FULLY gave it all over to Christ, I started to get the victory in my life. I’m not saying that I’ve got it all together but what I did get was that I should NEVER think that I could heal myself. If I could, then Christ dying was in vain?! I THINK NOT! He died for our sins, he intercedes for his children and make ways out of no way. If you are trying to handle your problems alone, then that’s your first problem. Allow God to take on that burden, pray and watch him move in your life.
Here’s one of my favorite scriptures that I use to get me through my tough times.
Philippians 4: 6-7 (New Living Translation Bible)
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus”.
What’s your addiction?
I DARE YOU TO RESPOND!!
KEEP SCROLLING & RESPOND BELOW!