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Breaking the Habit – Battling Addictions

An addiction is something that keeps a person enslaved. We can be addicted to more than one thing at a time, but the good news is, it is possible to overcome our addictions. Whether an addiction is to a physical object or activity or mental (toxic thinking), it manifests from the mind and therefore should be handled by changing our thinking.
Acknowledge your temptations, addictions and sins to yourself and to God. You cannot change something if you don’t admit you have a problem. Also, examine if there is a deeper reason why you are giving in to certain temptations and address the root cause.

Handling temptation:

Solomon writes a warning against adultery in the book of Proverbs, which can be applied to other temptations too. Temptation makes you believe a lie, to lure you in and attack you later.
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.
Proverbs 5:3‭-‬4 NIV
Solomon says to flee from temptation and completely avoid the path of evil. Do not even let yourself be tempted. Temptation starts small, but hides the consequences.
Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house,
Proverbs 5:8 NIV
Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
Proverbs 6:27‭-‬28 NIV
However, if you still find yourself in such a situation, choose to do the right thing. Even if you sin, God will not abandon you. He is gracious and will help you through it like a loving father.