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Focus and overcoming addiction October 17, 2007

Posted by reason4smile in Courage, Leadership, Person, Spiritual.
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“The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Where are you at right now? in the middle of addiction? I downloaded the weekly battle plan from www.everymansbattle.com (which I really recommend for you guys who is struggling with sexual temptation) telling us the problem with our focus, why is it so difficult to overcome addiction.The daily devotional message from PurposeDrivenLife.com summarize the problem with our focus very well:

Focus on God, not your ‘deadness’ – As you struggle to make the right choices, focus on God and not your “deadness” to sin. A God-focus will help you see his strength, power, and grace. On the other hand, if you focus on your “deadness,” you might slip into a legalism that deceives you into believing that the only way to walk away from sinful temptation is to do it on your own strength. The truth is, God is your strength.

Jon Walker

More importantly, know this that we have power to choose not to sin!

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. (Romans 6:4-5 NIV)

So, let us work out our salvation with trembling and fear, focusing on God and not on our weaknesses or even “deadness”. We can do it!!!

God bless you with the strength you need!



1. koala - October 18, 2007

hey nice post bro, keep it up!

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