The End Game is the point or reason as to why we do what we do.
When you are involved in something that is so soul wrenching… so lethal… so unpredictable… so enslaving… so painful… and so destructive as addiction is, there must be an end game for you to ‘need a way out’. I didn’t say ‘want’ a way out, I said ‘need’ a way out. No one who is in an addiction ‘wants’ a way out… that’s just not possible. Addiction to drugs/alcohol own your very soul. An imperfect end game is the reason for failure. It’s also the reason how the highly funded, sick, sadistic, character assassins – the cult of the 12 steppers – came into being, with their fake disease theories and lying powerless teachings. they have led the Lord’s sheep astray.
I believe that we are all sheep who have gone astray – just as the Lord tell us in the Bible. Without Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, we get into trouble. More people look to follow rather than lead. To follow is an innate nature that God placed within our souls so that we follow HIM. Even when we choose to follow a different shepherd, the sheep behavior still ensues. When one sheep moves, the rest will follow, even if it is not a good idea, and even if it gets them killed. The flocking and following instinct of sheep is so strong that it caused the death of 400 sheep in 2006 in eastern Turkey. The sheep plunged to their death after just one of the sheep tried to cross a 49.2 foot deep ravine, and the rest of the flock followed. One by one, they each fell to their death. Even leaders are followers… they engage others to follow in what they follow (or believe). So, in essence, all are followers.
My sheep hear My voice,
and I know them,
and they follow Me.
Following the right Shepherd, is the most important decision we ever need to make in our lives! It’s a matter of following the right Leader or Shepherd. There is only One true Shepherd. His name is Jesus and He is the only Messiah of the world. He, and He alone, is my end game… my reason for living… the missing link that I finally linked back up to… the only one to whom I need to be accountable to. Don’t you have choices as to whom you follow? Of course you do! Free will is a gift from God. He doesn’t force anyone to follow Him. He wants to be loved based on His own merit, along with your faith. He wants you to love Him purely.
Know ye that the Lord He is God:
it is He that hath made us,
and not we ourselves;
we are His people,
and the sheep of His pasture.
What was my end game when I was struggling to breathe and stay alive on my death bed in the cardiac care unit – after an accidental massive drug overdose? I was after the assurance I needed of making it to Heaven. I was ‘at the door’ of death. I was told I was facing death, as my heart, live and kidneys failed. I knew, despite the fact that I asked the Lord to save me many years before, I was headed for Hell because of drugs. We cannot do drugs or alcohol and expect to make it to Heaven. Addiction screams to God that your choice is not to obey Him… that you want to do it your way. Your way will never work, and you know that. Please don’t wait until your last few breaths, because you may not have those breaths – your death may be sudden, without warning. Don’t allow your riches to control you and lead you into a place where you think nothing can touch you. Your riches will not give you eternal life and tomorrow, they could be gone.
Life is truly easy; it’s not hard. We make it hard because we want to be a sheep and follow our own misdirection rather than follow God. We are in rebellion. We are in a world where ‘selfies’ are what’s most important – pure narcissism! We put everything first, before we look to God. People will look to God when they come to a crossroad where sickness or danger or hopelessness or loss of employment happens or a failed marriage is impending, or a loved one’s death happens, and then they first scream out, GOD – HELP ME!!!. Don’t wait for that time. Bring Jesus back into your life today, or invite Him in for the first time. If you don’t know how to be saved, please CLICK HERE.
As if you didn’t realize it by now, Jesus was, and will always be, my end game. I want to spend eternity with Him! He needs to be your God too… your accountability partner… your reason for breathing… your solution to your addiction. He is not just the way, He’s the ONLY WAY!
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