What's Your Addiction? God Has the Answer!


I heard a woman say, "I'll stop smoking when God takes away the desire." 

God can do that. 

But He rarely does. 

Most Christians must diligently submit their wills to God and repeatedly deny their temptations. 

A friend told me he thought he'd never quit smoking. Then, one night when he was longing for a cigarette, he picked up his Bible and read 1 Corinthians 10:13:

"The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure." 

He realized others had quit and he could too. 

God wouldn't allow it to be too hard. 

He'd provide a way. 

That word from God gave him strength to deny himself. 

He quit!

The principles in 1 Corinthians 10:13 are important to remember whenever we face temptations.
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7 comments:

  1. What a great verse to remember and memorize. I'm not a smoker but I have a hard time with sweets and carbohydrates. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, Connie, when my friend shared about it helping him overcome smoking, I immediately applied it to some of my "addictions."
      I will share that in another devo.
      : )

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    2. I was able to quit smoking one by the grace of God and a specific prayer for his help. . It worked but then I picked up the habit in 2007 and have not been able to break myself of it. I believe this prayer will help me this time thank you!

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    1. Back it up with this...
      2 Corinthians 1:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
      For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

      New King James Version (NKJV)

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