How to live as a Christian to avoid addiction

The power of God that saves all men, the gospel, has assured us of good things in Christ. In God’s wisdom, He gave us His word to direct our steps.

The Bible speaks of the word being a lamp unto our path and a light to our feet. It infers direction that comes from the application of God’s word. God’s word is not silent on the subject of addiction.

It discusses expressly how addiction works and how it can be avoided. With this compass given, we can navigate our way through life seamlessly.

The first step to living a life devoid of addiction as a believer is to live exclusively on God’s word. The Bible speaks expressly on what addiction is and how to overcome it.

The book of John describes addiction to be on three things. They are the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. It narrows down the source of addiction to be a strong desire of the mind.

The Bible further tells us that the word of God is quick and sharper than any two-edged sword. It pierces down to the dividing asunder of bone and marrow, revealing the intents of the hearts. It means the word of God reveals the intents of the heart and helps correct it.

The next step is engaging the word. As humans, we cannot deny the desires and the emotions that come from some activities. Our flesh is indeed weak to resist some temptations.

However, there is good news in God’s word. The word of God speaks of warfare as a battle of the mind. We have been giving tools of the warfare in God’s word that militate against such desires.

Our weapons of warfare are not carnal (they are not physical). They are, however, mighty in the pulling down of strongholds in the mind.

As Christians, the only way to avoid addiction is to feed exclusively on the word and to engage the word when situations look bleak. The word of God is powerful.

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