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What it is!

Addiction is a spiritual problem that demands a spiritual solution.

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“He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed.”
Jesus’ Words in Luke 4:18

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Does Forgiving Always Lead to Forgetting?

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Guilt and shame cause addiction.  They also walk together in causing depression and despair.  Forgiving and forgetting – with the full understanding of what both words truly mean –  have everything to do with this.  Let’s look at what our Master, Jesus, has to say about this when Peter asked this question, in Matthew 18:21-22 …….

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

What do we read from His Words and what do we read between the lines?  Clearly, Jesus says that we need to keep forgiving; however, as many times as He tells us to forgive, those times come to an end.  Simple math tells us that the number of times we need to forgive someone comes to 490. So, is that a literal amount of times that we keep a note of in our little forgiveness notebook, or, does it mean to keep forgiving without counting the number of times we forgive?  After all, constantly writing this down can be annoying and with probably errors.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this; however, my personal opinion is that we just keep forgiving.  Jesus also says in Matthew 6:15 …….

But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

In this passage, there is no number set on how many times we must forgive.  We always need to do exhaustive research by connecting other Scriptures in order to get the true meaning of any verses or passages.  My personal conclusion is that we must always  forgive in order to be forgiven. So, does forgetting always follow forgiving?

My next question is, what about forgetting the things that were done against us?  Now, that’s a horse of another color!  Jesus also says , in Matthew 7:6 …….

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Scripture is deeply multi-layered and usually has many applications.  One of the meanings of the above Scripture warns us that  there is a certain point in time that we must protect ourselves from ongoing hurt and abuse.  When it’s been too much, we shut down.  When we shut down, we are rendered useless to God, ourselves and others.  We don’t want to go to that dark place.  That’s the darkness when we become vulnerable to doing and thinking dark things.

No longer casting our pearls before swine is a point in time when we come to the harsh realization that we’ve been beaten each and every time we trust this person. So, we need to stop thinking that this time it will be different.  We can predict future behavior by past behavior unless there is a dramatic event that radically changes someone.  We must continue to hold on to forgiveness, as forgiveness is something that exists between our Heavenly Father and us.  It sets us free.  Forgetting, however, may be a different thing.  The ability to remember can actually be a protective shield for us. There comes a point in time, however, when we feel as though we are so badly bruised that we just cannot take another blow. That is the point, in my humble opinion, when we no longer cast our pearls before that swine (person).  It stops so that we can recover and re-fuel.  It becomes a time of healing… retrospection… introspection… and talking with the Lord. We must, however, make certain that this person has truly harmed us and it’s not our biased perception.  We cannot disconnect from someone just because we don’t like a few things they do, or the color of their hair, or because we are thin skinned and take something they say or do as offensive.  We need to make certain the the harm they keep doing to to us is truly ungodly and may even border on criminal.  We must also figure into this equation whether this person is a spouse… a child… a parent… or someone similar.  For those people in our lives, we need to seek Godly counsel in order to move forward together or separately.  A husband or wife who are both in Christ is yet another scenario.  God HATES divorce, so we must work especially hard to ‘fix’ a relationship, and each person independently, involved in that marriage so that our relationship here mirrors our marriage to Jesus in eternity.

Bringing it home

As Christians, we are held to a higher level of accountability – to God, to friends, to family, to co-workers, and even to strangers.  We must seek God in all areas of forgiveness and being able to forget.  There is no one answer that covers all situations.  Here, I have presented some ideas and scenarios; however, you need to dig deeply for each and every situation before you consider anyone to be ‘swine’.  Yes, life as a believer can, at times, be even more complicated that life as a non-believer.  We are accountable to God and must take that seriously.

Never live your life so that you have regrets.


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The Psalm for the Addicted

This Psalm, Psalm 31, is one for the addicted person to read and own.  It was categorized as such by Rev David Wilkerson who went to be with the Lord.  He was (and still is) my hero and mentor. As a matter of fact, I became a certified Teen Challenge PSNC teacher in my recovery ministry because of him, his anointed wisdom from God and his solid teachings about addiction and the cure.

If you’re hurting, this one’s for YOU!

good-cry-960x5401In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.

My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.

For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.


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Have You Asked Yourself, “Who Am I”?

Most of what I have written, to date, has been about my personal exodus out of addiction.  I’m as far from being a narcissist as anyone could be; however,  I just wanted you to know that complete healing is possible.  I am asking you to stand on the Word of God with me that says, “with God, ALL things are possible”. From today, and going forward, my posts will be directed to YOU and trying to help you discover who you are!  When Jesus spared my life after my near death, I promised Him that I would show others the same Holy Road that He took me on.  I care about your freedom and I want to lead you to the place where I am – a place where you will never have to fear addiction ever again; it’s the way Jesus taught me.  Once you arrive, you’ll just KNOW that getting free from addiction will never be a decision that you will make again.  You will never be hostage to anything again.

Addiction freedom is a destination to which I can give you the directions. I cannot put you there unless you follow them yourself. You’re going to have to walk there – barefoot.  Sometimes you even have to pull glass and rocks out of the bottom of your. BUT… the joy upon arrival is unspeakably spectacular and everlasting.  You’ll never have to walk that road again!

Now, back to the question.  Have you ever asked yourself, who am I?  Maybe you did and maybe you didn’t; but, if you have, have you been able to truthfully and knowingly answer that question?  Perhaps you’re struggling with it.  One of the common threads that exist within people enslaved by addiction is that they don’t know who they are and why they’re here, which leads them into feeling useless and hopeless.  Despair is the #1 cause of addiction. 

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:8-10

You see, your Heavenly Father created you with a purpose for which He chose only you to accomplish during your time here on earth. Never choose to be a slave of your past!  Do not let it own you.  The Lord knows you’ve been through an abusive childhood… that you’ve been bullied… that you’ave been abuses by your spouse… that you’ve suffered a horrific life in the foster care system… that you’ve been molested and raped by someone you trusted… that you’ve had to grow up in a broken home… that you’ve suffered the unthinkable  separation from someone who meant everything to you – through their death… that you’ve been through a teen pregnancy… that you’ve been somehow involved in sex slavery… that you’ve been into witchcraft… that you have involved yourself in criminal activities… that you’ve been in prison… that you have been through the torture of the death of your child… that you have had an abortion, or taken part in abortion procedures… that your mind keeps focusing on your nightmarish regrets… and other things that this broken world may have done to you.  I’m here to tell you that all of these nightmares have contributed to who you are, your endurance, and the strength you have.  After all, you’re alive and reading this, aren’t you?  For the past 11 years, I have been able to use the nightmares I’ve been through to mentor, coach and counsel others in the recovery ministry God gave me.  In many things, I can say I’ve been there, done that, and I’m still here and better than ever!

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

1 Peter 4:12,13

So, who are you? If you don’t know, ask yourself, who do I want to be?  That is a very transforming moment.  “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Those thoughts of who you want to be, come from the Lord.  He will feed your purpose into your  spirit and the transformation will begin.  Don’t know how to take it from there?  Specialized coaching can help.  Sound spooky or crazy?  Well, the Bible is a supernatural book; it’s ALIVE!

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17,18

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One of my favorite songs’ lyrics, by Casting Crowns, is below.  Enjoy!

                     Who Am I
Who am I, that the lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt?
Who am I, that the bright and morning star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart?
Not because of who I am
But because of what you’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who you are
I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still you hear me when I’m calling
Lord, you catch me when I’m falling
And you’ve told me who I am
I am yours
Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again?
Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me?
Not because of who I am
But because of what you’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who you are
I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still you hear me when I’m calling
Lord, you catch me when I’m falling
And you’ve told me who I am
I am yours
Not because of who I am
But because of what you’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who you are
I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still you hear me when I’m calling
Lord, you catch me when I’m falling
And you’ve told me who I am
I am yours
I am yours
I am yours
Whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear?
‘Cause I am yours
I am yours
Songwriters: John Mark Hall
(Who Am I lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Essential Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group)

 

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Addicted?

Are you addicted? Does there seem to never be the right time to begin that amazing road to complete recovery? Do you realize your addiction is not a disease, so you cannot have relapses as you may have been told? Do you understand why addiction has never been proven to be a disease? Do you understand that brain changes during an addiction resolve to normal within one year of detox? Did you know that just about anything causes brain changes that come and go? Do you realize that addicted individuals are big business to doctors, psychiatrists and rehabs, so keeping you believing that you’ll always be recovering for the rest of your life, keeps a lot of greedy professionals ‘in the money’ and not necessarily ‘in the know’? Do you know that the Bible has ALL the answers about addiction and how you can experience complete healing? Did you know that the Bible is the true ‘Manual’ of how to live an extraordinary life? Want to know more? Have questions? Need answers? Please visit VictoryRetreatMontana.com where some really friendly people are waiting at the other end of your call, email or text. We work with extraordinary people, like yourself, all the time – by phone, video conferencing, text, encrypted chat, and email. We see lives transform all the time. It costs you nothing to have a free conversation with one of us, but your addiction can cost you everything. There IS a way out!

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How to Get to Hell Because of an Addiction

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Go warns against idolatry.  Creating an idol can be very insidious and can be done without realizing it.  An idol isn’t just a statue as was the golden calf, in scripture. An idol is something or someone that exceeds the importance of God.  It comes first – before the Lord.  An idol doesn’t have to be a physical object.

At the time, I didn’t realize that my addiction was an idol.  I thought I had been saved; however, I realized later that I was on my way to Hell.  God is a jealous God.  Putting anything else before Him is adultery to Him.  It’s serious. Before March of 2007, the power within me to use drugs was so overwhelming that my mind couldn’t have received the truth about idolatry – that’s what addiction does.  Are you willing to risk your eternity in Heaven for a temporary high on earth?  We’re here for such a short time.  Our lives end here and begin again, upon death, in Heaven or Hell – one of two places of our own choosing by accepting or rejecting Jesus Christ.

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Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Exodus 20:3


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Trust is a Big Deal!

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Trust is a big deal.  You can’t just have it for anyone.  They need to earn your trust.  If they have ever disappointed you, regaining trust is most difficult.  Trust takes time to earn.  It involves experience after experience where that someone doesn’t ever disappoint you  with lying or deceit.  You know you can finally trust someone when you no longer suspect them of wrongdoing.  Trust is a difficult thing when it comes to humans; however it’s an easy thing knowing that you can blindly trust the God of the Bible – Jesus Christ.  It is He who I personally trust and He has never once betrayed my trust.  Who do YOU trust?  If you can bring yourself to trust HIM, you’re recovery will lead to being fully recovered – never having to worry about addiction ever again.


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Are You a Sheep or a Goat?

To permanently end addiction, one must choose to be a sheep – not a goat.  This means that obedience to the Lord Jesus has to be your #1 priority.  You need to live your faith.  God rewards faithfulness with healing and blessings.  The sheep follows the shepherd  and the goat rebels against him.  Be a sheep!

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And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
Come, ye blessed of My Father, i
nherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat:
I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took Me in:

Naked, and ye clothed Me:
I was sick, and ye visited Me:
I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying,
Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee?
or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger,
and took thee in?
or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison,
and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them,
Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto
one of the least of these My brethren,
ye have done it unto Me.

Matthew 25: 33-40


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From Thin to Thick Skin?

Definition of Vulnerable:

  • capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon
    a vulnerable part of the body.
  • open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc.
  • (of a place) open to assault; difficult to defend

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We all have one or more points of vulnerability.  If you say you don’t, you’re either lying to yourself or to someone else.  As tags go, some of us claim to be thick skinned, while others of us claim to be thin skinned.  No one is one or the other.  We’re all composed of a little of each because of our innate human vulnerabilities.  I know that if hadn’t been so vulnerable, I probably would never have ended up in an addiction.  It’s those vulnerabilities that makes us want to hide… to run… to be overwhelmed… to use those substances in our bodies that seem to take us away.  I know when I used, I felt numb. When I felt numb, I couldn’t feel those things that thinned out my skin.  It was only a very temporary ‘happy place’ that took me down a path of darkness that I don’t wish on anyone.

Isn’t is our vulnerabilities that make us who we are?  I believe that’s so, except when we allow those vulnerabilities to overtake us.  We truly need to grab hold of them and make them work in our favor.  Never allow yourself to feel helpless or powerless.  In 2 Corinthians 12:10, Paul the apostle, amidst talking about some of the perils he had been through, says, “when I am weak, then am I strong”.  What he’s saying is that when he hits his times of distress or helplessness (vulnerability), His faith in Jesus takes over and brings him to victory!  Those are the times when we cry out to God!  If you have received Jesus – and are walking in His ways – not your own,  you can cry out to Him and immediately gain the strength you need to endure and win!  Don’t let anyone fool you; sometimes you need to go through some tough times in order to get through.  Those tough times are tests of endurance.  You just need to understand that the Lord will hold your hands every step of the way.  He did it for me during the most horrific times of my life; He’ll do it for you.  Never allow yourself to question why… that’s a waste of time.  Just praise God that He will bring you the victory along with the strength to get through.  Through each and every trial I’ve been through, I gained His strength, endurance and unwavering faith.  I wouldn’t be the woman of faith that I am today had it not been for all that I went through.  If you keep up with my blog, you may know some of the trials I endured.

Just always remember that Jesus is right there – at your side and within your soul. His gift to you of His Holy Spirit is God Himself  within you.  The Holy Spirit is no less God and Power than is Jesus or our Father.  As long as you’re His, know that winning, strength  and victory are a done deal!  Sometimes trials take time; all you need to do is to see Him during those storms.  Always, keep of visual of our Mighty King on His throne before your eyes. Train your mind to do that.  Never let go of that vision.  You’ll soon find that your vulnerabilities – whatever they may be – will melt into strength and will never hurt you again.  You’ll be able to stop running away and enjoy the rest.

Don’t know Jesus?  CLICK HERE to find out how to receive His salvation.  Victory in this life, and eternity in the next one, awaits!  No one knows when death will come.  For some, it’s at the ripe old age of 95, for others, it’s at 5 years old!  Many times, death comes when people are perfectly healthy and enjoying life.  Don’t be unprepared.  Your soul is eternal and eternity is far too important to put this decision off another moment.

In all these things we are more than conquerors
through Him that loved us.
Romans 8:37

You are never helpless.  You are never alone.  You don’t have to fight your battles by yourself.  It’s not about the people around you – it’s about God within you!  Never forget Him.

“Fear not, for I Am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I Am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you
with My righteous Right Hand.”
Isaiah 41:10


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