Are you an addict? Often times people here the word “addict” or “addiction” and think it refers to drugs and alcohol. We don’t tend to think that we are addicted to anything. But there are many many types of addictions. You can be addicted to chocolate, to shopping, pornography, gossip. Collecting clothing or other items that you don’t necessarily need but you feel like you do. Addiction to perfection, like checking yourself out in a mirror every chance you get to make sure you look great not only for others but yourself as well. Gambling, lying, masturbating, cheating, smoking or chewing tobacco, the list goes on and on. Let’s make a pact today that whatever our addiction maybe, we will put it aside just for the day and let God have it. Every time that we get that impulse towards our addictions we take a knee wherever we can and ask God for the strength to overcome our weaknesses. I read a chart in a doctor’s office that the craving for the things that we are addicted to only typically last for around ten seconds? I’m going to be honest with you and say that my cravings tend to last a little bit longer. I believe our results will be the same if we just trust in God and ask him for the strength. Dear heavenly father please be with us in us and around us today shielding us from our sinful nature and our habits. Help us to keep our connection with you when times are tough and when times are great in Jesus name amen.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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