Today, on National Addiction News, I would like to spread hope. It’s the hope found in Jesus Christ for a final end to addiction. Being accountable to God is the only answer. Accountability is found in His plan of Salvation. How you can be saved is found HERE. With all of my heart, I invite you to read how to get saved at this link. There are many who will preach and teach that all you have to do is say a simple prayer. That ‘simple prayer’ is only the beginning of your road to Heaven and addiction healing. Being saved is a daily commitment to follow the Lord, His teachings, His commandments, and His way of living. There is no bargaining or switching one thing for another. It’s set in stone. It’s not found in buildings or televangelism. It’s found in your heart, by your choice. Think about your first day of college or high school… it was just your first day. You didn’t graduate on day #1, did you? You needed to attend classes, learn, test out and earn your degree or your diploma. With God, you don’t have to earn Salvation – that’s a free gift; however, you do have to earn your arrival in Heaven, by your faithfulness to Jesus and His Word – The Bible.
Does following Jesus mean that your addiction will forever end?
That’s a question that is a definite, YES; however, it is determined by HOW you follow Him. Are you still doing the things you used to do, or are you doing life the way He tells us to live it. Are you letting go and letting God have His way with you? Are you reading His Word daily (and more)? Are you permitting His Word to become everything within you? Are you joyfully handing Jesus your eyes, your mind, your words, your thoughts, your body, your mind, your day, your selfish desires, your pride, your tenacious will, your lifestyle, your stubbornness, your favorite things, your TV shows, your home, your marriage, your children, your work, your home, your car, your will, and your future? Unless you’re doing these things, I have to say that addiction freedom will probably never be yours to have.
It’s too hard to follow the Bible and do the things Jesus says we need to do.
I have never heard that from anyone who truly loves the Lord; however, from those who just refuse to give it up to God, I have heard that all too often. They are people who will probably never come to Him with all of their hearts and souls. Jesus Himself says, in Matthew 7:14, narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. So, I don’t kid myself in thinking that everyone that hears this message will have some kind of epiphany and receive Jesus, this very moment. I know better. It will only be a few. For those few, addiction freedom is available for the asking. I also know that for those few, Jesus died.
Praise Him in the peace of your heart and Praise Him in the storms of your life! Just Praise Him!