Opiate Tug of WAR
by Dustin Hawkins
The tug of Opiate on the human mind and soul can be quite the tug. When that tug takes place we have to find something that is just as powerful to tug us in the opposite direction – essentially, creating a tug of WAR. The only tug that I have found that can beat the Opiate in a tug of WAR is God and his spiritual system. I turn to scripture study and reading about Christ. I go to quiet places, even cemeteries. I go to those places that help me to get closest to God, which always seem to be the places that are quiet and promote reverence. I then read at these places, practicing patience and being humble and slow so that I might show him that I have faith in his spiritual system, and that I am welcoming his charitable character to become my character. I have found that the only way that I can get God’s spiritual system running through my own system is if I look to act in accordance to his laws and principles.
So for me, and as I act in accordance to Gods spiritual laws and principles, that I now can get high by being an active participator in his spiritual system, which is a system that helps me to feel charitable, patient, safe, and most importantly – gives me a confidence that I will always have his help as long as I strive to live his lifestyle. I get high knowing that if I am obedient to His laws then I will be blessed with new talents and abilities that will lead me to living a progressive full life.
So a person can win the tug of WAR against Opiate if they can learn to love Gods spiritual high more than the Opiate high. If they can get to a point where they love feasting on Gods words by participating in scripture study, reading about Christ, and then writing about what they have read and studied–then they can come to experience pure intelligence and safety being whispered into their mind while performing such study, which then they will be able to lean on that scripture study experience to help them win the tug of WAR. They will start noticing a brighter character coming forth, which will feed motivation and further insight into their system that will allow for them to keep progressing, and now winning the tug of WAR with Opiate more often then not.
So it is true that we have to love Gods escape more than the Opiate escape. Gods escape is the escape into reading, studying, and writing. Gods escape is in the simple things, which are usually the things that take work, such as: exercise, healthy eating, prayer, meditative thought, family, and of course much more. If we can learn to love the escape that God can provide us with then we will always win the tug of WAR against opiate.