When it comes to drug addiction, no one is left out. Drug addiction is no respecter of race, culture, religion and the likes. Basically, drug addiction is a condition whereby an individual takes substances for the intent of achieving a particular purpose, such as an increase in excitement level amongst others.
Addiction generally, happens to be a disease which affect the behaviour of an individual, alongside the brain. Once an individual is addicted to drugs, it is very hard to let go. The urge to use the drug is there, and people who are addicted, often turn a blind eye to the fact that the drug could have detrimental effects on them.
For Christians too, the same rules apply. In the long run, the life of the addicted individual is in serious danger. Asides this ill-effect, such Christian would also suffer in other aspect of his or her life, as the family, finances, emotions and the likes, would all be affected.
Asides the fact that the conventional notion of drug addiction, is being addicted to hard drugs, some Christians are also hooked on using legal drugs in the wrong manner, and this is equally dangerous to the body as well.
For a Christian to recover from addiction, some steps must be taken in order to ensure that it is successful.
First and foremost, the Christian has to realize that If you’re struggling to overcome an addiction, the good news is you can do it with God’s help. The first step is believing God’s word more than you believe what you think or feel. As a believer in Christ, you are “a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new’.
Having self-control means God has given us the ability to control ourselves. We can discipline ourselves to do what we know we should do, even when we don’t feel like it or want to do it.
But we have to stop saying things like, “I can’t control myself. I just can’t help it- it’s my problem’’. Because God’s Spirit abides in us, as born again believers in Jesus Christ, we can confidently say, “I have self-control, and I can do whatever I need to do through Christ who strengthens me!’’
On a concluding note, many times we fail because we’re trying to do what we need to do in our own strength, leaving God out of the loop. But we have to stop trying and start depending on God for everything. So, don’t do anything without praying. Put God first and you’ll find that the power of God’s word will always prevail over the messes in your life.