TO BE OR NOT TO BE: ADDICTED? PART 2

Dearly Beloved,

Welcome back to “The Warrior’s Corner” once again!  I pray that this weekend has been a blessing to you thus far.  Did you ascend to the last request that I made of you guys?  If you are following us on Facebook, you will see that I tried rock climbing over the weekend and it was absolutely fun.   Have you had the opportunity to try something new?  Let’s face it “routines” are boring.  Evolution always involves a process of slow change and development; so I encourage us to take each day one at a time.

The propensity to face yourself can be a difficult task.  Isn’t it amazing how we already have the solutions for everyone else’s problems but not our own?  As a fellow warrior, you have the privilege to fight in the every day battles that life may toss your way.  Can we take it a step further?  In your warrior posture, God will always give you the strength and courage needed to engage in whatever your fight is.   Beloved, that includes any addictions that keeps you in bondage.  I’m confident that you have had the opportunity to ponder the questions from yesterday’s post.  Please review To Be or Not to Be Addicted? Part 1, if you haven’t done so already.  The questions were:  What I am the slave to?  What am I allowing to master me?  Is it food, drugs, sex, alcohol (excessive use), pornography, social media, cell phones, technology, etc.?

Great news!  There’s only eighty days left in the year 2014, and you don’t have to remain the same for the rest of your life.  It’s time for us destroy the yolks of bondage, fear, doubt, and unbelief.  Right now, you can take heart that the chains, traps, distractions, that once held you down has been broken in Jesus’s name.  Friends, you were created to have dominion over ALL things. Guys, that includes all of those aforementioned as well.

Guess what?  You won’t be able to say I didn’t tell you so.  It’s my pleasure to serve you on this platform daily, and challenge you to ascend above where you are today.  Now, go in peace and bask in your freedom.  You are free from your past, guilt, and shame. Warriors, you can’t walk boldy in your newness, carrying the same old garbage that you have always wrestled with.  The moment you are tempted to go backwards, remind yourself of the promise mentioned in Isaiah 61:3 (ESV).  Beloved, sometimes we have to encourage ourself as David did.  Remind yourself that you have exchanged all of the foolery for peace.

Isaiah 61:3 (ESV), God promises to grant to those who mourn in Zion-to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.  Until we meet again…

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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