Addictions!!

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dustin360

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Anyone facing an 'addiction'... i know this could be hard to talk about, but i just felt we could all meet here and discuss..
 

Subhumanoidal

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Won't be that hard to talk about. We get an addiction thread at least once a month here. It's never really difficult to discuss.
 

TabinRivCA

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Anyone facing an 'addiction'... i know this could be hard to talk about, but i just felt we could all meet here and discuss..
Hello and welcme to CC! You will feel right at home here. Addiction, well 2 yrs ago I quit smoking and also a drug that gave me energy I was using bc of a low-thyroid condition. I prayed so hard for God to help me quit and He did. It's hard esp if someone doesn't know the Lord, many from my past are still into addictions. No one is judging anyone here so b at peace and God bless.
 

Noel2019

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2 yrs I have stop smoke, you kow when you are a heavy metal guitarist playing in a band and im very popular in my Little island (Mauritius) i was into a lot of stuff before but thanks G-d I have never touch drug , but smoke and alcohol yes , especially smoking cigarette , alcohol is ok i can stop ,
I remember i took years to stop yeah , but this time I started to went to the Church again , I have a guide now .
and im still playing in rock concert , except i dont meet the other guys only when i need to play
 

Jimbone

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God just lit up my addiction with a spotlight, literally. My sin/addiction is exposed completely. I was arrested this morning for my addiction. After 14 years of squeaky cleanness (law wise) this morning God exposed the thing I hide the most. Smoking weed. I don't hide it if anyone ever asked, as in I'm not ashamed of it like that, but most people don't know it, I don't advertise or even ever smoke with anyone else really, I'm just not around anyone else that does it ever. Regardless I have not gone to get my medical card yet, and was just doing like I always have, smoking the flower. I wake up at 4 am to go walk with God every morning, and I smoke on the way to work where I park. Well on the way today my tag light was out and I got pulled over. Well the officer smelled the weed, so from there I told him I had some, he got it and gave me a notice to appear (didn't bring me in, take my mugshot and all that, praise Jesus name).

So it's out there, I'm exposed, ashamed, embarrassed, and do not look forward to confessing this to everyone, but in a way am glad too. I'm glad it's out there and God is dealing with this issue, but what hurts the absolute most, and what is tearing me apart inside is that being arrested abolishes my privilege of going to the jail to minister. I talk to so many guys, and I've been seeing God do so much in their lives, and I blew it completely. It's policy that I can't do it now, and it's all my fault, and I am just praying it doesn't cause any to stumble. I can and will be writing them to keep in contact, but man I am so ashamed of myself, what a terrible representative of Jesus I am. I am thankful in ways, and I know it's to learn from, and will work for His glory like all things, but God forgive me I am ashamed.

Anyway I saw this OP and felt the need to share and confess a little, theirs a lot of that coming, by His grace and power.
 

tourist

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Anyone facing an 'addiction'... i know this could be hard to talk about, but i just felt we could all meet here and discuss..
I am a drug addict and nicotine is my drug of choice. I have discussed my struggle with my addiction at length through the years in my Midnight Confessions thread. Yes, in can be hard to talk about but I will say that many members have given me encouragement and said prayer for God to deliver me from this filthy habit.

Glad to have you onboard with us and I am looking forward to any insights you may want to present through your posts. Welcome to CC.
 

Stranger36147

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I'm addicted to soda and junk food. If I keep it up, I probably shouldn't count on living a very long life.
 

PennEd

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God just lit up my addiction with a spotlight, literally. My sin/addiction is exposed completely. I was arrested this morning for my addiction. After 14 years of squeaky cleanness (law wise) this morning God exposed the thing I hide the most. Smoking weed. I don't hide it if anyone ever asked, as in I'm not ashamed of it like that, but most people don't know it, I don't advertise or even ever smoke with anyone else really, I'm just not around anyone else that does it ever. Regardless I have not gone to get my medical card yet, and was just doing like I always have, smoking the flower. I wake up at 4 am to go walk with God every morning, and I smoke on the way to work where I park. Well on the way today my tag light was out and I got pulled over. Well the officer smelled the weed, so from there I told him I had some, he got it and gave me a notice to appear (didn't bring me in, take my mugshot and all that, praise Jesus name).

So it's out there, I'm exposed, ashamed, embarrassed, and do not look forward to confessing this to everyone, but in a way am glad too. I'm glad it's out there and God is dealing with this issue, but what hurts the absolute most, and what is tearing me apart inside is that being arrested abolishes my privilege of going to the jail to minister. I talk to so many guys, and I've been seeing God do so much in their lives, and I blew it completely. It's policy that I can't do it now, and it's all my fault, and I am just praying it doesn't cause any to stumble. I can and will be writing them to keep in contact, but man I am so ashamed of myself, what a terrible representative of Jesus I am. I am thankful in ways, and I know it's to learn from, and will work for His glory like all things, but God forgive me I am ashamed.

Anyway I saw this OP and felt the need to share and confess a little, theirs a lot of that coming, by His grace and power.
Don't let the enemy mess with your prison ministry. He doesn't want you there, but I'm thinking the Lord does.

James tells us we all stumble in many ways.

I will say though that it would be a good idea to stop smoking pot. It has mind altering hallucinagetic properties.

Many places in Scripture the Word "sorcery" translates to drugs. I believe the Greek word is pharmakia, from which we get pharmacy.

I understand the medicinal aspects of marijuana, but I would pray to God about it.
 

Bingo

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God just lit up my addiction with a spotlight, literally. My sin/addiction is exposed completely. I was arrested this morning for my addiction. After 14 years of squeaky cleanness (law wise) this morning God exposed the thing I hide the most. Smoking weed. I don't hide it if anyone ever asked, as in I'm not ashamed of it like that, but most people don't know it, I don't advertise or even ever smoke with anyone else really, I'm just not around anyone else that does it ever. Regardless I have not gone to get my medical card yet, and was just doing like I always have, smoking the flower. I wake up at 4 am to go walk with God every morning, and I smoke on the way to work where I park. Well on the way today my tag light was out and I got pulled over. Well the officer smelled the weed, so from there I told him I had some, he got it and gave me a notice to appear (didn't bring me in, take my mugshot and all that, praise Jesus name).

So it's out there, I'm exposed, ashamed, embarrassed, and do not look forward to confessing this to everyone, but in a way am glad too. I'm glad it's out there and God is dealing with this issue, but what hurts the absolute most, and what is tearing me apart inside is that being arrested abolishes my privilege of going to the jail to minister. I talk to so many guys, and I've been seeing God do so much in their lives, and I blew it completely. It's policy that I can't do it now, and it's all my fault, and I am just praying it doesn't cause any to stumble. I can and will be writing them to keep in contact, but man I am so ashamed of myself, what a terrible representative of Jesus I am. I am thankful in ways, and I know it's to learn from, and will work for His glory like all things, but God forgive me I am ashamed.

Anyway I saw this OP and felt the need to share and confess a little, theirs a lot of that coming, by His grace and power.
"Thank you for sharing. I learned long ago, by the grace of God, that it always helps to share
certain problems with someone that can relate to an addiction problem. You may feel guilty
now, but don't dwell on it, we all stumble, but trust me, could be much worse...experience is
a great teacher, so long as we learn something of value. I know the good, the bad and the ugly
of an addiction...alcohol. When an addiction seriously interferes with family, friends or work...
wake up!. We should confront the problem and search ourselves if we need to make a decision
of changing our ways. My problem, I came to understand was simple selfishness, and not taking
into account of those around me. Each must deal with God and a serious addiction...is it compatible.
I chose God was most important, and I have eliminated the addiction that caused my life to
spiral out of control...thank God. I hope and pray good things will come out of your experience,
chose wisely the path, don't beat yourself up, man up and know of a new day...'to be'.
 

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Bingo

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Anyone facing an 'addiction'... i know this could be hard to talk about, but i just felt we could all meet here and discuss..
"Hiding a 'problem' will often intensify the problem."
 

Jimbone

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Don't let the enemy mess with your prison ministry. He doesn't want you there, but I'm thinking the Lord does.

James tells us we all stumble in many ways.

I will say though that it would be a good idea to stop smoking pot. It has mind altering hallucinagetic properties.

Many places in Scripture the Word "sorcery" translates to drugs. I believe the Greek word is pharmakia, from which we get pharmacy.

I understand the medicinal aspects of marijuana, but I would pray to God about it.
No kidding, and I agree 1 billion%. I have to honestly say I still don't feel guilty for actually smoking, not that I even endorse it for anyone else, but I still don't feel that smoking in and of itself is necessarily sin, but brother having to leave like this all because I was too broke and lazy to go get the card that says it's okay. That's just the bottom line, but I am in total agreement and truly believe that God is telling me the same thing (obviously), and I know am being sanctified, I believe with all I am that this has it's purpose for good, I am just feeling the consequences of my actions now. The flesh stuff I can deal with and get over, it the spirit in me that hurts now for the guys I was talking to. I'm just in pain for my stupid irresponsibility and allowing myself to be put in this position to represent Jesus so freaking poorly. Just in case I wasn't clear on what I agreed with mainly, it was with putting the weed down.

"Thank you for sharing. I learned long ago, by the grace of God, that it always helps to share
certain problems with someone that can relate to an addiction problem. You may feel guilty
now, but don't dwell on it, we all stumble, but trust me, could be much worse...experience is
a great teacher, so long as we learn something of value. I know the good, the bad and the ugly
of an addiction...alcohol. When an addiction seriously interferes with family, friends or work...
wake up!. We should confront the problem and search ourselves if we need to make a decision
of changing our ways. My problem, I came to understand was simple selfishness, and not taking
into account of those around me. Each must deal with God and a serious addiction...is it compatible.
I chose God was most important, and I have eliminated the addiction that caused my life to
spiral out of control...thank God. I hope and pray good things will come out of your experience,
chose wisely the path, don't beat yourself up, man up and know of a new day...'to be'.
Thank you so much for the encouragement. I understand what you mean about not letting it eat me up to the point it paralyzes me, and I won't. It's going to be a long hard week of confession and repentance, but I praise Jesus name for every bit of it because I know He is just molding me into more like His image. God is overflowing in me and nothing can stop it. I speak this week outside, in the middle of town and wow, what a hypocrite right? Even on here I want to proclaim His name in truth, for His glory, and it's hard to do that when I got arrested this week, but I will still do so by His power, because it's truth, where else can I go Lord?

I praise God for both of you brothers and thank you so much for the kind words, may God bless and draw both of you and your families closer each and every day. Amen.