Life Change International

Go

Go to content

Drugs & Alcohol

Hurting Want Help

Addictions

drugs - alcohol - food - sex - smoking - gambling - compulsive spending

Addiction at itís core is rebellion against God











Feel Like

Escaping
Drowning out your problems
Lifeís not worth the effort
Depressed
No one understands
Lonely






Scripture Reference

Proverbs 23:21

Isaiah 5:11


1Cor 6:12

Col 3:5-6

1 Peter 5:7

Phil 1:6

Proverbs 3:5-6


Psalm 37:3-5

Addiction is a physical or psychological dependence on a substance or activity to cope with life.
Addiction can be misunderstood to many as it is thought of as a condition that leaves you incapable of performing every day tasks.
When in reality the behavior can be anywhere from continual to occasional.
Addicts have a tendency to live in denial and blame others for their problems and refuse to take responsibility.



Deep emotional wounds or abuse are usually what begin the behavior and ultimately place a barrier between us and the only one who is capable of healing and restoring our brokenness and pain.
One way to gauge your addiction is by your tolerance level and your need when you go through a problem.



Addictions make people a victim of their own desires and destroy families, friendships, reputations, and careers.
God has given all things richly for us to enjoy, but Satan and his army work tirelessly to take God's blessings and twist them into evil. Addiction keeps you trusting in yourself to meet your own needs and denying Godís sovereignty.
Freedom is found when you surrender your addiction to Christ and trust God will meet your needs.


Take Authority over Your Life

Godís Word gives us practical guidelines on how to rid ourselves of addictions or negative behavior.

We must get real with ourselves and be honest about why we do the things we do.


Walk away from blame, take responsibility.

Surrender our heart to Jesus Christ, including our emotions and thoughts.

Trust God to provide for us emotionally and stop blaming Him for the pain and past

Satan and his army are the ones who bring destruction.

Jesus came to heal, restore and make perfect provision for us.

God wonít take our pain and problems, we must give them to Him.


Back to content | Back to main menu