The challenges we face may have varying degrees of difficulty but a lot of them are similar in nature. Being aware of this truth may come as a relief to many people that may have thought that they suffer in isolation. The enemy wants people to believe otherwise so that they remain trapped in bondage. When you believe that you’re the only one facing a certain kind of problem you tend to be closed off from other people fearing judgment and condemnation.
This truth applies to all kinds of problems. Drug addicts will face that kind of challenge too especially because their behavior drives people away from them. As with any problem, the damage that you may have caused along the way may discourage you and seemingly paint a bleak picture of the future or possibly spell the end of the road.
Consider what the Word of God says in Romans 5:8-9,
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”
While God doesn’t approve of our sin, He still loves the sinner. He gives grace to the humble and enables them to live to their full potential. While you cannot change your past you can allow God to shape your future and make it a testimony for others, that’s the first thing. A mentor of mine normally says that your mess can ultimately become your message and inspire other people to greatness.
Realize that as soon as you decide that you are going to change your life you set in motion the things or people that will help you to carry out that decision. It is never too late to turn your life around unless you think it is. Whether you think you can or you can’t either way, you’re right.
Secondly, find someone you can confide in like your pastor to get guidance in overcoming the addiction. Thirdly, plug into groups or meet ups where you can meet up with other drug addicts. This kind of environment allows addicts to open up about their struggles as they have other people that can relate to what they are going through. A lot of people tend to develop the resolve to overcome their addiction because they get hope when they hear stories of others that overcame their addictions.
Meet ups or accountability groups are a great way of helping you get over addictions or challenges. Where there is agreement there is power. It is a kingdom principle that you should always keep in mind. You can only go so far as individual as compared to when you are walking the journey with other people.
You may want to watch the movie, Home Run, of which I made reference to in another one of my posts. There is hope in all kinds of situations and challenges. What the enemy may use for your harm God always finds a way to make it work for your good. You are more than a conqueror in Jesus Christ. Share this article with anyone you believe may find it helpful. You may just save someone? life.
Be all you can be!