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Stepping Stones: Addiction: In Over My Head

Stepping Stones: Addiction: In Over My Head
June 9, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

I just have to say it…I am in over my head!

Do you have an area in your life that you have a hard time controlling? We all do…don’t think you aren’t addicted to something? Could be behaviors (like actual addictions, or eating issues), repetitive thought patterns (self-esteem, wanting more, comparing yourself), or emotions that influence you (anger, worry, stress, insecurity).

We all have the potential of coming under the persuasion of a life-influencing or controlling problem. This is one way Satan uses to take control. When we take the first step down the wrong path to creating a life-controlling problem…the enemy smiles and says “Gotchya!” Facing the reality of the problem is always difficult; however, doing so is the first step on the right path…the road to recovery.

One sign of a life-controlling problem (or the start of one) is when a substance, behavior, or relationship interferes in an important area of our life (job, school, family…) but we continue the behavior regardless. In other words, we are hurting others or ourselves but do not make a change to correct the destructive issue.

Admitting our powerlessness over a life-controlling problem is not a weakness; it is strength. The problem is the life interfering issue, not the admission of it.

Is there some negative issue in your life that you don’t seem able to control? Perhaps you have thoughts like these: “There is no way out.” “I am in over my head.” “I feel like a runaway truck.” “I feel overwhelmed.” As trapped as you might feel right now, there is a way out. You can change…but not by yourself. Take this first step.

Today, admit your powerlessness over this problem. Don’t allow embarrassment, pride or hopelessness to stop you any longer from getting help. Admit your need to yourself and to God. Tell Him that you need His help. He loves you, He wants to help you and He is able. If you want to consider more intensive coaching or professional help, call our helpline (844) 543-3242 x-101. We will help you with options from in home workshops to residential treatment to help you or a loved one become liberated from the chains of your struggle.

Click here to share your perspective about “being in over your head.”

Prayer
Dear Father God, I desperately need Your help. I have tried to hide this problem from You and from others…even from myself. Please forgive me and show me the way out. I have tried on my own to change my patterns but I can’t. I need you. Show me who You will bring into my life to help guide me to use Your truth and instruction, Your love and forgiveness, to transform my life. I pray this and all prayers in the one you sent to make my freedom possible, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.
Proverbs 3:5-8

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