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Grace vs Sin in addiction

Addiction is a sinful lifestyle and if you look at it closely not everyone chose to be addicted. Some people became addicted because of peer pressure and influence. While some people became addicted because of mere curiosity.

However, irrespective of how the person got addicted, they can still be helped by the Grace of God.

Now, it is imperative to mention that addiction is a sin that draws someone away from God. When you are addicted, your fellowship with God is strained because you have a new central focus, the addiction.

In the life of a believer, there is a struggle between Grace and Sin. A part of the believer wants to do away with the addiction but the other part wants to continue in the addiction.

Hence, the believer would find himself switching between sin and repentance. It is usually a challenging one for the believer if he has not fully submitted himself to God. The believer would also find it difficult to communicate regularly with God because of his addicted lifestyle.

Also, it would be hard to fulfill God’s mandate because his mind is fixated on the addiction. The believer needs help to overcome addiction, and one of the ways to get this is through the church. The church can be all kinds of good things depending on how you interpret it to be.

The believer needs to open up to trusted spiritual leaders and counselors in the church who would be able to help out.

When the believer seeks the help of people who can help, it would be easier to conquer addiction in no time. Also, he would be able to understand how to access God’s grace to help him fight addiction.

The believer is advised not to ignore the input of a rehab. A rehab plays a pivotal role in restoring the health of an individual back on track especially if they are suffering from addiction or mental health disorders.  

Hence, God’s help in conjunction with a rehab would be quintessential in conquering addiction.

The essence of Grace in overcoming addiction

Addiction is a compulsive brain disorder that is challenging to overcome. Usually, it starts as abuse before it develops into an addiction. Broadly speaking, there are two addiction types, substance and behavioral addiction.

Someone who is addicted would at various point want to conquer their addiction, but the pleasure derived from it is greater. Hence, they would continue to dwell in their addiction hoping that one day, they would get better.

The truth is, some people might never get the chance to recover from addiction, but if you are in Christ, you will definitely get better.

The sad part is, several believers do not know their identity in Christ and they don’t know how Grace helps them to overcome challenging areas in their life like addiction.

It is important to mention that God’s grace is sufficient for everyone, and if you are battling any area of your life, you need his Grace to pull through.

One of the things Grace does to you is helping you with your fellowship with God. Undeniably, addiction is a sin that tends to strain your relationship with God.

However, if you come to acknowledge God as your source and help, he impacts Grace that would help you survive addiction.

Addiction is not something that drops off immediately. It is as result of deliberate act and prayers. More so, going to a rehab would come in handy because physical treatment is needed. You need to know the root cause of your addiction and this is what the rehab helps you know.

Hence, as you receive treatment in the rehab, you rely on God’s grace to help you pull through. Addiction treatment could have a mental toll on your health particularly because you will be lonely. No one would want to associate with you.

With God’s grace, you will be able to pull through addiction in good health, and you will have a better outlook at life. Also, you will be able to plan your life well, in line with God’s words.