What's Your Addiction?


As a new Christian I was struggling with an addictive habit of going on overeating binges and keeping my weight down by forcing myself to throw up. 

Then a friend shared how he quit smoking:


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." 

Suddenly he realized others had quit and he could too. God wouldn't allow it to be too hard. He’d provide a way out, giving him whatever strength he needed.

He could take that way out or light another cigarette. The choice was his.


That night he quit smoking.

I applied those truths to my addictive habit and quit as well.


How about you? Is it time you started taking God’s way out?


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Note: There are serious addictions that require help from trained professionals. The principles in 1 Corinthians 10:13 can help during recovery.
 
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16 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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    3. If you attend a Christian Church ask your Pastor or Bishop to Deliver you from that addiction. I've been delivered from many bad spiritss and smoking has rooted it self. Today I was asking God to break the chain of smoking and now I saw this. God is setting us Free

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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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  3. I've been trying to stop smoking. I have struggled with this addiction many years. Until now I see the way to deny the flesh and it's desires.I will die to self and Take up my cross and Follow my Lord Jesus Christ. God is Always working out everything for my good. Thank you for this Now I have Hope and Faith , I'm set free

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    1. I pray for your continued victory over smoking in Jesus Name!

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  4. Glory be to Our Father in Christ Jesus name

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  5. The verse God is showing me at this time if my life is lay aside the sin that so easily besets you.

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  6. I have been trying to stop masturbation, tried all ways possible any hope

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    1. Yes, Lij, this principle applies to any temptation.
      Pray and ask God's help in this temptation.
      Then remember when you are tempted that God has provided a way out for you. He won't let you be tempted beyond what you are able to stand. So make the choice not to do it.

      May God bless you and give you strength.

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  7. I Will Start Today Not to Over Eat and To Eat Healthy In The Mighty Name Of YESHUA/JESUS AMEN➕❤➕❤

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  8. As previously stated.....
    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

    For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13

    Memorizing scripture and quoting it when temptations arise and remembering that Jesus knows what it's like to be tempted has brought me victory. Jesus told Satan when he tempted him "It is written...." :)

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