Thursday, January 13, 2011


2 Peter 2:19 (NAS)
Promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

Addiction brings to mind the news story of Ted Williams. You've probably heard the story. He was standing along side the road with a sign saying he used to be a news caster but has been down on his luck. Someone put this on u-tube and the rest is history.

He has been the talk of all stations all across the United States. Offers of work have been pouring in. Fame has come all at once to a man that has been battling addictions for a number of years. He now has checked himself into rehab.

I think each of us can claim an addiction of some sort, whether we realize it or not. There are many addictions, food, alcohol, smoking, porn, biting our nails, and I could fill a page. You may know someone that thinks they are over weight so they exercise above and beyond what they need to do. That's an addiction.

An addiction is something that is always with you. An alcoholic may go for years without drinking but once he has taken that first drink he relapses. The same goes for food addition and smoking, etc.

There is one way to overcome your addictions. That is through Jesus. It is as simple as confessing your sins and asking Him to live within your hearts. He will be there always to guide you through your deepest despair. Through prayer you can talk directly to Jesus and tell Him what is on your heart. You can lean on Him and He will carry you no matter how big or small your trial is.

Dear Jesus please come into my heart today and guide me when I am down and felling low. Guide me to overcome my additions and problems. Amen.

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