17 July 2015

Staying away from harmful addictions. By Jack Lewis

Often things happen to us that require a certain amount of resistance, and we often feel pushed to breaking point. Friends may constantly pester you to try out their new found “excitement”, which are often very ungodly things, like yoga, gambling, pornography, drugs, or witchcraft. It is easy to understand why people who have not known Jesus might be interested in, for example, witchcraft, as it allows them to see and do supernatural and incredible things that others can’t do, but they don’t realise that the dead are behind it all. Even something like yoga that is not quite so obviously evil, still originates from Hinduism and is something that we probably should not go near.

One thing to remember is that however much you are tempted, God will never push you beyond your breaking point, and he knows what your limits are, so it is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. So when you know that something is not good, stay away from it, and God will help you if you ask him.

God can also bring you out of addictions that you already have. Although it is tough to get rid of something that has been part of you for a long time, God will give you the strength and perseverance you need, and the bridges you can’t get over, God will carry you over.

Abstain from all appearance of evil.1 Thessalonians 5:22