I shared my story (about my Grandad and my own susceptibility), and have heard from a couple of friends who are willing to share their stories. Their stories are different. You will not see their names here, and they give permission to share these with you...
If your life is out of control, or if it is getting that way because of alcohol or drugs (whether legal or not), there is hope. This article is intended for you. I write today to someone who is addicted and needs help...
Today I want to look at the general theme of Addictions. Usually when we think of addictions, we think of alcohol or illegal drugs. I have walked with several people when they were in various stages of addiction...
God never promised that life would be without troubles, but what He has promised is that He will be with you in them. In this series by Dr. Tony Evans, rediscover the closeness of His comfort. You do not walk alone. God is with you and will fully supply the encouragement, compassion and strength you need to overcome in the the valleys of your life.
Either through stress, unfortunate circumstances, or bad decisions, many of us find ourselves living in a world that has fallen apart. This series is designed to help you begin where you're at in order to rebuild your broken world. Whether it is redefining how you view God and life's trials or how to respond to discouragement or temptations, this study gives the solution to find healing and restoration in broken relationships and difficult circumstances.
"So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." | 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (NLT)
"In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. All power to him forever! Amen." | 1 Peter 5:10-11 (NLT)
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death." | James 1:12-15 (NLT)
"Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever." | 1 John 2:15-17 (NLT)
"Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.'” | 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)
"What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor." | James 4:1-10 (NLT)
“You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” | David Ryan
"People who have never had an addiction don't understand how hard it can be." | Payne Stewart
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." | Thomas Edison
“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” | St. Francis of Assisi
"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things… I am tempted to think… there are no little things." | Bruce Barton
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." | Japanese proverb
“No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.” | Harry Emerson Fosdick
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle." | Albert Einstein
"Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity." | Augustine
"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." | Martin Luther King
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have." | Abraham Lincoln
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