Dear Friend, Are you stuck in addiction and struggling to come out of it? Your addiction could be on gambling or pornography or masturbation or anything else. Here is the biblical view of how to come out of your addiction.
Addiction and its sources:
Many of our addictions come from one or many sources of temptations. The first taste of addiction starts as a game, fun or to satisfy curiosity. For example, addiction to masturbation and pornography arises from the lust on the opposite sex. Gambling might start as fun and a game. Initial wins might force someone to go for further wins. But the losses might soon overcome the initial gains. Many go back to gambling again to recover the money lost. But the gambling machines are programmed in such a way the odds are always against humans. Most of them addicted to gambling end up in debt.
Dear friend, if you are stuck in addiction you must find the source of addiction and deal with it immediately. Are you intending to earn more money quickly through gambling? Are you lusting someone secretly and getting addicted to pornography and masturbation? Do you think you can find peace by drinking liquor and taking drugs? None of the addictions will ever help you achieve your goals. The fun will soon end and the pain of addiction will soon take over. Many gamblers end up in debt. Many lose health due to drugs and drinking habits. Pornography and masturbation lead to guilty feelings.
Who is the enemy?
Bible says For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Your fight is never against your own flesh but it is against the rulers and the authorities of cosmic power which induce you to do things you don't like to do. We do have weapons to fight against the invisible enemy. We have to seek God to help us conquer the temptation. He will equip us with His power so that we can win the battle against the enemy. Any addiction and the associated bondage can be broken with the power of God. The blood of Jesus can release you from all the addictions. Please surrender your life to God. Let Him lead the fight and help you overcome.
How to overcome addiction?
Dear Friend, God is more powerful than your addictions. He can release you and make you free. Bible says if the Son(Jesus) sets you free, you will be free indeed. Jesus wants to set you free today. He wants to forgive you past and release you from all the addiction. He wants to wash your past mistakes and make you a new creation. God can give you the strength to overcome the temptations that are leading you to addiction. He can wash you with His precious blood and make you new. Jesus wants you live a life free from addictions. He wants you to live a peaceful life. Allow Jesus to help you overcome your addictions.
Dear friend, there can not be two masters in your life. You need to choose who is your master. Is it Satan or God? If you are addicted to any temptations today then who is your master? Jesus said No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
Dear friend, do you want to accept God as your master? If God is your master then you ought to seek His permission before you make an important decision in your life. You are God's child. No one else can be your master. Chose your master carefully today. God wants to give you peace and take away your guilty conscience. He wants to break your bondage and free you from all the addictions.
James the brother Jesus wrote So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you. Do you want to make Jesus as your master? Then submit to His authority. Make Him your master right away. Resist all the temptations. God will help you to come out of the addiction that you are going through today.
Are you ready to be washed from all your past? Dear friend, put your hand on your heart. Jesus is going to bring in a change in your life today. He will surely hear your prayers and change your life. Believe Him. Shall we do a prayer?
Dear Jesus, I have been addicted and not able to come out. Please help me to come out of my addiction. I have made wrong choices in the past. Please wash me with your blood and make me new. You have shed your precious blood to free me from my addictions. Through the power of your precious blood release me and make me new. Your word says Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. Break the bondages I am tied to. Release me from all the chains. Free me from the powers of bondage.
Please help me to come out of the addiction. Nothing is impossible for you. Wash me from all my past sins. Help me to flee from the temptations that are leading to the addictions. Be my master. Help me to stay away from the thoughts and focus on you. Jesus, change my life. Help me to be your child and follow you all my life. I pray in Jesus's precious name, Amen.
Stay away from your Past
Dear friend, stay away from your past. Stay away from the dirty magazine and videos which make you fall into temptations again. Stay away from the group of friends who invite you to enjoy gambling or one more round of drinks. Don't fall into the trap. It will destroy you and pull you back to addiction. Please do remember the blood of Jesus is available for you and he is ready to forgive if you go back to Him with a sincere heart and confess your mistakes. Please do not hesitate to go back to Jesus at any point in time. Jesus said Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Continue to watch over your life and guard your heart.
Note: If you are already meeting professional counselors or psychologist please continue to meet them. This article is not intended to stop medical support.