Even if you no longer feel convicted about your addiction, in your heart you know it is hindering your relationship with God. You know it is ruining your joy. God wants to help you make changes so you will not be stuck in your addiction forever…or start other addictions. So let’s try something new!
When you think of resisting your addiction, do negative thoughts keep you from even trying? Your thought life could be a reason your addiction still has the power to overcome your desire to be free of it. Consciously stop the thought instead of letting it boss you around.
Here’s one example of defeatist thinking. My parents were alcoholics so I am an alcoholic. It’s in my DNA. I was genetically prone to drinking. No one can change fate.
Once you have stopped the negative thought, think a positive thought. Focus on the deliverance God has already given you. Recite something like this:
- We are children of God (Galatians 3:26)!
- We are being transformed into the Lord’s likeness (2 Cor. 3:18).
- God’s Spirit gives me freedom (2 Cor. 3:17).
Many scientists think our DNA can change. This aligns with what many pastors are preaching…that as adopted children we gain access to Jesus’ DNA and certainly His power over sin and the devil. We have been delivered, and we are tapping into that power right now.
Be sure to meditate on God’s Word so you know the truth. If you have turned your pain over to God and forgiven yourself and others with us in the last blog, then you have no more excuse to feel sorry for yourself. Take up your sword and fight!
Christian rapper Trip Lee performs an incredible song called “Robot” about how we all are born as robots controlled by our flesh and the devil but that our lives can change when we follow God. I hope the lyrics to this song are an inspiration to you:
**To my friends, who are still on lockdown
Still controlled by their passions, stop now
He can free everybody from the top down
If you’re freed up, say this with me right now…I am not a robot
© 2015 Kim Bond
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