Connection with God has been shown in studies to make people happier, but can it help in breaking Addiction? Web Filter has a spiritual part which is the 21 day Set Me Free Program!
DON’T SET LONG TERM GOALS—ASK GOD FOR STRENGTH TO WIN EACH DAY.
I am a planner. I love to cast a vision and look into the future. So, why not do the same with addiction? Because you will end up discouraged. Each time you set a 6-month or 1-year goal and fail to reach it, the monster looks bigger and bigger.
Overcoming addiction happens when you get out of bed every morning and ask God for the strength to resist for that day. Before you know it, you will start winning weeks. Then months. Then years.
But if you start by trying to win years, you will lose most days. Don’t worry about long-term goals. They are meaningless in the initial stages of addiction. Focus on winning each day.
GOD CAN HANDLE YOUR FRUSTRATIONS AND ANGER.
Through the process, there were times I was very angry, upset and frustrated. I would then have to fight the battle of keeping those feelings to myself. I thought God wouldn’t be OK with my anger and frustration, that He wouldn’t understand.
Then I started to notice how many people struggled in the Bible. And I noticed the response of many I considered to be the “most holy.” They were honest. They were transparent. King David was called a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). And he was really honest with God, too honest for my narrow theology. I would find myself telling David, “Stop talking to God like that. He deserves better.”
Then I realized my stupidity. If God is not big enough to handle my yelling, venting and anger, He is not a God worth serving.
Go ahead and tell God how you feel. Close the door. Go off in the woods. Ride down the road. Be transparent with God. He will listen. He will hear you.
I am not a counselor or an expert on overcoming addiction. I am just a man who understands the addictive power of pornography, the hurt associated with addiction, the loneliness of walking alone, the encouragement of walking with others and the exhilaration of overcoming through God’s power.
Addiction can strike anyone. But God hates addiction and He wants to help you out of it and celebrate with you as you overcome.
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