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We are all addicted to something in life! For example, eating foods that aren’t healthy for you. Compulsive buying when you don’t need it. Now you can’t wait to have a garage sale.These are innocent habits, but they can lead to anxiety and frustration. Help is available if you are going through the darkest stages of addiction. Attending support meetings, going to individual and group therapy, and enrolling in an inpatient recovery program are useful steps for motivation to your recovery journey.

Some addictions are more harmful to the body and mind than others and can affect the whole family. An addiction to drugs is harmful to the body as well as the mind. Other harmful addictions include nicotine and alcohol. Whatever your addiction might be, know that God has a plan for you because his word promises that whatever you are addicted to today, you can be set free from tomorrow.

If you have lost something because of an addiction, God promises that you can get back what you have lost or something even better than what you had. His words remind us that “those who trust in the lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will walk and not faint.”

However, don’t expect things to turn around right away. Be patient! Isn’t it interesting how as we get older in life, we tend to become more patient, even though we have less time left? Why is that? It is because throughout life we had to develop the mindset of being patient. We have had to wait on so many things to occur in our lifetime. Our problem has not changed that much, however, our prospective has because we realize that problems don’t last especially when they are in the hands of God.

Once you have realized that it is no big deal–and most things are not when they are in the hands of God–you can say, “Been there, done that.” Instead of fretting and complaining, which doesn’t work and steals your joy, declare today as a day to reset your behavior and start afresh. It doesn’t take much and certainly doesn’t cost you anything. It’s all about the mindset. Get inspired and become addiction free, and Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Chaplain Ghosten