Christ Helps Us to See Around Our Addiction
Christ Helps Us to See Around Our Addiction
By Dustin Hawkins
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For the individual that struggles in the mind to find happiness, a diligent search for Christ's constant companionship can heal the darkness in their mind, and the anxiety of their soul. Everyone nowadays wants to pop something; or they want to take something; or drink something; or even smoke something, when in all reality one of the greatest cure alls is Christ and his comforting invisible hand.Christ will help us to see around our addiction. He will help us to see while our mind is dark, then giving us hope for brighter days. The dark mind of an addict can be conquered through Christ’s help. When I speak of him helping us to see around our addiction, I mean that he will increase our angle of perspective, then giving us a feeling of peace and safety-now helping us to move past our cravings. Now when we crave opiate, Christ helps us to see past Opiate, and more towards him and his comforting way. His invisible hand will actually buffer the craving, making it beatable, and even manageable for the time being. He then makes us realize the peace that his spirit can provide us with, which then becomes motivating for us to not want to drive His spirit away, since His spirit cannot dwell in unclean tabernacles.Now instead of picturing the immediate gratification that our addiction would have us see, He now helps us to see past it, in which he gives us a look into the future of that decision, making it clearer of to the downside of giving in to the craving. He will float thankful concepts into our minds, which will give us a sense of gratitude and well being- then making our decision simpler, and even more realistic. He will show us what tomorrow will look like if we stay on his path; but he will also show us what tomorrow will look like if we choose not his path, for then his comforting blanket of safety and peace will be stripped off, leaving us cold and dark.The cravings will still very much be there, only it will be buffered down, and weakened because we will be strong, for Christ’s invisible hand will be leading us towards safety. His Invisible hand will direct the night in a way that all will be well; however, this direction and guidance only occurs if we have faith that He will in fact save us, for without faith - we are left on our own; we must believe that we have his help and guiding influence in our lives.What I mean by this is we have to listen, and we have to look to recognize His hand in our lives. We have to recognize when people call us out of the blue, and then believe that this call just may be one of his many nudges to help us stay strong, and not give into our craving. Or when our tire goes out, causing a delay to occur in our night, where at the time it may have seemed like a curse, but in all reality the tire going out was a blessing because it tied us up just long enough to win another battle, then living another day clear.Christ also works through children in His effort to save us, because children have the most faith, and are the most innocent. As we pray, we should always pray that we can live in the moment with our children, and to be thankful for our children; and then we should tell our children often how much we are thankful for them, for it's through them that we can see past our addictions. If you are having the battle in the mind, think about what type of father you want to be in the morning. Do you want to be the dark and cold father? -Or the father full of love and Christ’s light? If you win the WAR, and go Christ’s way, you will come to see life in the morning with your children. The Craving will be over, and you will recollect the past nights events, in which you will see clearly how the Invisible Hand of Help led you safely, and even through the shadows to where you are now.Trust in Christ, and look to keep his spirit about you on a constant level. When you drive his spirit out of your heart, get back onto His path with a quickness, for it's not safe to leave your guard down, since the Dragon and his legions patiently await for their time sneak back in, and bring you back down. The more often you win the WAR, the more faith in Christ you will come to have. And the more faith in Christ you come to have, the stronger His buffer becomes, until eventually He has buffered your addiction down nothing, then making you free in your mind again, like you once were when you were an innocent child.Studying about Christ, and trying to learn and live His gospel is the ultimate replacement method. Now when the dark thought enters your mind, you look to replace that dark thought with the study of Christ’s gospel. Now on Friday and Saturday nights you replace escape with study and prayer. You read books about Christ and his wonderful gospel with a passion. This warms your soul, and in a unique way gets you high, in which this study and warmth acts as the ultimate replacement method.The study of Christianity should become a hobby for the addict. The addict must replace the darkness with the lightness, and I’m here to tell you that by studying Christ’s way of life with a passion, you will come to see life from a different angle; you will start seeing around your addiction, and even past it. In a world that wants to hush their voices when they speak of Christ; but for the addict, they must not hush and be ashamed, but they must believe and also be diligent in their study, and even open to hearing Christ’s message. The open heart is the willing heart. The closed heart is the same heart. How can one truly expect to change if their actions and way of thinking remain the same because of their unwillingness to accept something new for fear of others opinions? So many people won't get into Christ’s way because they think it would chain them down just as so many others would have them believe, when in all reality Christ would unchain them, making them free to experience life on a heightened level. So many people will remain hardened against Christ because someone may have done them wrong in the past, and that someone may have been involved in Christ’s gospel, almost making Him and his gospel look bad. But what I'm saying is to not be offended, for know one person is perfect; therefore don't allow these people to dictate whether or not you are going to be open and receptive to all that Christ’s way has to offer, which is a way that is vast and beautiful. Be open, for what's the alternative? Is it to remain unhappy, unbalanced, and caught in your addiction whirlwind till you have nothing left?Replace your addiction with Christ and his lasting way; and don't be afraid, because there is not one thing that Christ ever did during his earthly ministry that was not of service to his fellow man; and He is still of service, only now he uses his Invisible Hand of help to guide the willing heart. Be willing; be open and receptive, and let Christ change you from the inside out, then causing your addiction to be felt no more. I've seen His work in my own life, and as the years progress I continue to get better at winning the WAR with my addiction. Though I have a long road to go in being completely healed, from year to year I am seeing progress, and this progress couldn't be had if it wasn't for Christ slowly healing me-then making me whole once again.