Is there a habit in your life, teen girl, that you just can’t seem to shake? Everyone has a habit, whether good or bad, that they don’t even think twice about doing. After all, that’s why it’s called a habit. It’s such a part of your routine in life that you don’t even have to stop to think about doing it – it’s automatic.
To some, it’s reaching for a cigarette the moment they wake up in the morning. For others, it’s checking their emails from their phones even before they get out of bed. Others need to throw up their meal so they can remain skinny – while some cut themselves to deal with intense emotions or relationship problems.
Whatever the habit or addiction, the Bible has solutions and helps 🙂
First of all, God knows exactly what problems you are facing and is right there to provide solutions and comfort!
1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
God is not cruel – He loves you! He will always provide a way that you can escape your temptation to do whatever it is you’re addicted. But you will need to help yourself as well. Some people who have suffered from addiction and gotten saved are delivered from their addiction immediately. While others take longer. It all depends on the willingness of the individual to let go of their habit.
The Word gives us clear direction as to what we should stay away from and what we should replace that addiction with.
Ephesians 5:18 – And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
God can and will help you as you work through your addiction. Spending time reading and studying the Bible, praying and fellowshipping with Godly people is the best thing you can do for an addiction. Joining Reformers Unanimous is also a wonderful avenue of support.
Let it be known that God does not want you to fail but wants you to use this as a means of helping others! You can reach people that I personally cannot reach because of your addiction! God can use you – let Him! 🙂