Christian drug addiction is a heartbreaking experience for individuals, their families, and churches. No one intentionally sets out to become a full-fledged drug addict or alcoholic. Yet despite all the warnings millions of people become addicts. Why? Because prior to that first puff, snort, or drink, the mind has already been self deceived by thinking: “I won’t become addicted, I know when to stop or I can handle a few drinks or getting high a few times.”
Every Christian that is not in heaven still struggles with sin. Many struggle with addictions. Addictions to marijuana, to alcohol, to pornography, to gambling, to overeating, to shopping, and so many other sins. Is there any hope in breaking the chains of addictions? Since many Christians struggle with the sins of addiction they begin to doubt their own salvation. What can a believer do to escape…to overcome their sin?
There is a great deal of wisdom in the old saying, life is as hard as you make it. This truism definitely applies to life in recovery from addiction. The attitude and behavior of the individual will make a real difference to how they experience things.
In our world today, it’s frowned upon to be a valiant man of God. It’s frowned upon to be bold in who God created you to be as a man. Our culture wants Christian men to go to their weekly church services and live a “politically correct” life outside of the church walls.
Whether you know it or not, addiction plays an enormous role in your life and the lives of those around you. From your connection to God to your family structure, a dependency on substances alters everything about who you are.