Feeling Stuck?

Sometimes we forget that God is all-powerful. He keeps His promises 100% of the time every time! (1 Kings 8:56). He parted the Red Sea, raised the dead, showed up the priests of Baal (1 kings 8:22-40) and maybe more importantly has the power to forgive us (Mosiah 26:30) and turn our lives around (Psalms 40:2).

He wants us to be happy. The nature of God is fixed and unchanging (Hebrews 13:8). He wants you to overcome your addiction. If we have an addiction, something is wrong with us. If we’re humble and allow God to help us change we will become clean. It works 100% of the time because God is who He is and will never change.

To take an oversimplified approach, if you’re struggling with addiction you’re most likely struggling with one of the four subjects below. The intent of this blog post is to point you in the right direction, we won’t discuss how to fix what’s wrong.

Healthy Life Habits – This includes things like keeping a structured schedule, not staying up too late, and exercising. For example, if I know I get bored and tempted while I watch TV late at night, disciplining myself to avoid that situation will help in avoiding the temptation itself and the struggles associated with it.

Spirituality – How is your relationship with God? Are you praying regularly, reading the scriptures, attending church, serving others? Also, are you being real about your worship or just going through the motions?

Emotional Health –We all go through moments where we feel misunderstood, rejected, excluded, alone or insecure. An example may be not feeling loved or appreciated by your family or friends. How do we respond in those moments?

Unhealed Wounds – These wounds can be from childhood or could happen while we’re adults. For example, if your spouse left you before, now, every time something negative happens in a relationship, you feel like you will be alone for the rest of your life.

If you’re reading this and thinking that none of these four sections apply to you then you’re most likely in denial. Denial can include blaming, minimizing, rationalizing or making excuses. I would encourage you to get real with yourself and figure out what’s missing in your life