Overcoming Addiction – Part 2

Overcomers – Week 9 – 10/10/21

Overcoming Addiction – Part 2

Hebrews 4:15-16

Addiction often leaves us feeling lost and alone

Before the enemy can destroy you, he has to isolate you

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. ~Hebrews 4:15-16

5 things I would like anyone battling with addiction to know:

1.  I’m sorry  

2. I Understand

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” ~Matthew 4:1-3

When we give in to our addiction, we are meeting our own needs

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ~Matthew 4:4

To overcome addiction, we have to be in the right mindset and then understand how the enemy is coming at us and approach it from a scriptural standpoint.

3. Sometimes, people are mean

Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.  ~Acts 14:19-20

4. Your current path is not sustainable

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 6:23

5.  You don’t have to live like this anymore

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.  ~Acts 16:25-26