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lukewarmness is pretty tough to overcome

Discussion in 'General Struggles' started by Braydeno, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Braydeno

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    it hard. doing gods will is pretty tough, like trying to to quit smoking cigarettes and weed, which hinders my ability to be a christian, making hard choices to leave those habits that give me a false sense of security, and going through the harsh un-comfort without them while trying to trust god, but sometimes i easily slip into denial that i trust him when, really, I dont... I've examined myself with the help of god, and Im stuck between.., I've been crying out nonestop while in complete denial about everything, then he recently popped me out of my denial, then his words been coming into my mind and, he's keeps pulling me out of my denial but i keep slipping back into it when i cant leave these addictions behind.. its mind boggling.
    When im attempting to kill the flesh it is soooo bloody hard, even when i ask for help(lacking faith most likely), like while im trying to finally peep into the bible and read it im just uncomfortable without fulfilling the flesh. the temptation is hard and the way out provided by jesus is hard to take.
     
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  2. Braydeno

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    when trying to quit its like im so confident in succeeding, but i realised i fail everytime. that's because while i'm going for the "ill try quitting tomorrow" thing, im really entering that false sense of security. I feel good about quitting because i have the drug inside me while im making that decision to quit, but when its not in me, and im trying to make that decision to quit, its bloody hard, the temptation gets me everytime... now im, just! starting to understand addiction..
     
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    I wouldn't have been able to get this far if it weren't for God.
     
  4. 1watchman

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    God well knows we have little strength against Satan and our own flesh. Complete surrender to the Lord Jesus is our only hope (see all of John 14 and verse 6 especially). Trust God and not ourself!
     
  5. Braydeno

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    I will do that
     
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    i relate to both of your posts. weed can be so bad for you. i know how on the one hand sometimes it feels like our addictions are our only friends only escape, comfort. but weed can give you mental imbalance. we are supposed to be sober and alert. dont do it alone find support groups like aa. on pinterest they have inspirational quotes. i know how you feel.
     
  7. seekerofgrace

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    Addiction is such a hard road to get past, i've been there and know your daily struggle. You wake up with the intentions of quitting or starting to quit, you say to yourself, "Today is the day that i'm going to make a change," but what happens, you fall back into temptation. I was there for years and while the instant gratification you get from doing what you do, the guilt and struggle to quit continues to pile up. You start thinking that its impossible to get out and you are stuck. My friend, you are NOT stuck I promise! The one thing I never had was someone to keep me accountable, when those urges came there was no one I could call and tell them I wanted to do something, the only accountability partner I had was God. God has designed you to be great, not to be stuck. You are designed in HIS IMAGE, with HIS HEART. Matthew 17:20 says FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS. Your mountain is your addiction to weed and cigarettes. Mark 10:52 says “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. YOUR FAITH HAS HEALED YOU my friend! Now after all these great scriptures and telling you can do it, you still have struggles, your saying great this all sounds good but I still want to go smoke, how did you overcome your addictions. The one thing I can tell you is I didn't do it on my own will, I had to seek God, fall on my face and seek him. Matthew 6:33 says But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. You have to be so hungry to see what God has in store for you, so hungry that you will diligently chase God, go after him more than anything, and put him FIRST in all you do, then you'll find your breakthrough moment. Wake up and pray, wake up and do devotions, listen and worship him through music through out the day, don't give satan a moment to break into your mind. Be so engulfed in God that nothing can change your stance or position in him. We know that there will be struggles that come, but once you are so engulfed in Gods favor and you seek him so diligently daily, you'll then know who you are when those struggles arise, you are made in his image and you have his heart. God loves you my friend, send me a PM if you want and i'd be more than happy to be there for you and help you through your struggle. Praying for you!

    Dear God,

    I speak provision and divine intervention over Braydeno's life! You created this person in your image and you've designed them for greatness. They are not designed to fail, but to thrive in your glory. I pray for your favor over their life, I pray God you show up in the midst of this persons turmoil and show your true love, compassion and forgiveness, as you've shown myself and many others. You are a good good God, and a good good father. Touch their heart, speak to their soul and help them daily through this struggle. Bless them abundantly and be the water that quenches their thirst, the fulfillment that they desperately desire. I speak healing, forgiveness and passion over their life dear God. Move in their spirit that they feel your presence in all that they do. Thank you dear Jesus. I pray these things in your mighty name, AMEN.
     
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