Alcohol Addiction

You consume alcohol by peer pressure You starts and continues it by thinking that consuming alcohol is a prestige

You continue taking alcohol,because you think yourselves that you are addicted to it You consume alcohol to overcome sorrow You consume alcohol to lose control over your body You consume alcohol to double your happiness You drink to get drunk You consume alcohol to become highlighted among a group of people

You consume alcohol because of its temptation Dear Brothers and Sisters do not spoil your bodies by consuming alcohol as our bodies are the temples of God almighty (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)Don’t you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple Many of you will say it's my body, I will do whatever I want to do,but God says you are not of your own you are bought at a price, and has no right to live as you like to live Coming to the reality out of which your mind thinks and the scripture say

True friends are those who dare to let you know your mistakes rather than agreeing with you over the wrong things and who doesn’t even think to spoil your health and your character“The righteous choose their friends carefully,”(Proverbs 12:26) Choose the friends who are righteous and care taking friendBeware of fake friends who tries to spoil youThe scripture says “Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them as long as you live

”(Deuteronomy 23:6)So leave the friends who is wicked as the two edged sword says that,“don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God”(James 4:4) Here having friendship with the world involves seeking pleasure at others expense or at the expense of obeying God Many of you thinks that consuming alcohol is very prestigiousGreatness is not found in possessions,power,position,or prestige

It is discovered in Love, Gentleness, Peace, Patience, Faithfulness, Self-control, Joy, Goodness, Kindness(According to Galatians 5:22-23 these are the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit ) So what you think to be prestigious is like searching fresh water in the sea Addiction is tricky For example a man who stopped smoking for 3days thinks in his mind as if he has addicted to alcohol so he has to consume it, and immediately runs and consumes it The other person who is in the same position of the 1st thinks successfully I have stopped smoking and never goes back

The difference between these two people is the one thinks he was addicted and the other thinks he came out of his addiction Just think positive and you will definitely be a normal person Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret,(2 Corinthians 7:10) So don’t try to overcome your sorrows by consuming alcohol Rather ask God to make sorrows as Joy

The scripture says,“Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away”(Isaiah 35:10), “I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow”(Jeremiah 31:13) You may say what do you know about my sorrows but God has also experienced sorrow's“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,”(Mark 14:34) So overcome sorrows with Joy not with alcohol

The 1st question one should think of themselves is why to lose control over your own body Instead if we gain the control over our body we will be blessed The scripture says that “So think clearly and exercise self-control” (1Peter 1:13), loosing control on one’s own body is an act performed by Satan on us, and “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls”(Proverbs 25:28) Many of us even though we are happy, tries to find double happiness

We will do wicked things and finally finds happiness for maximum of one day by that Whereas the scripture says, “Behold,how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the almighty”(Job 5:17) The one who is righteous in Lord will be happy forever”Happy is he who keeps the law

”(Proverbs 29:18) And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the spirit(Ephesians 5:18) Be as a man not a drunkard and the scripture says to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an drunkard(1 Corinthians 5:11) Some of the fools thinks that they are different and they want to become special and be highlighted in front of others To some extent instead of being loved they will try to create terror among the people around themThey feel as if they are the rulers and finally suffers a lot

If you are on this track wake up before the situation goes into the end No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it(1 corinthians 10:13) Every temptation has a way to overcome it as if you will be tempted to consume alcohol just remind yourself that you have stopped drinking The scripture also says that if you again go to the previous position and starts doing the same you are equal to Pigs and Dogs

So decide yourselves in what position you are It does’t takes more than a minute to stop consuming alcohol and gives you the real happiness just try it You will find happiness for sure Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery Instead, be filled with the Spirit, Thank you for listening, please visit wwwcentralizedprayercentre



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