Until finally, enough was enough! Once they cut off all ties, after over ten years of attempting to support me, I became homeless and saw begging for money on the street corner of La Jolla where I grew up as my only way to get a fix of my drug of choice, meth. The only thing I had, besides my drugs, was the smallest amount of faith in God that one day he would carry me out of this mess. Praying to God was my last resort, but I thought maybe he would hear my prayers and save me.
After seeing me day after day, standing on the same street corner with a sign asking for money, he decided to stop at a red light and have a conversation with me that ultimately saved my life. Morgan was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous who offered me his place to stay while I detoxed. He contacted Genesis Recovery to see if there was a bed open.
Saved from Addiction
Although I knew deep down that this was it, and that I had finally hit a bottom and needed permanent sobriety, my parents were understandably skeptical since this would be one out of twenty treatment centers I had been to. I had to sell my Subaru, which was more than just a car to me but a home for months, to my dad in order to pay for the costs of treatment.
On top of becoming homeless, this was another sign that I needed recovery. I owed it all to God and to the man who saved my life.
Even though I knew I needed sobriety, I was pretty stubborn and a pain to most of the counselors and residents. It took a lot of patience from the staff, and correction on my part, for me to get serious enough. You need to be spiritually reborn and baptized with the Holy Spirit. You need to change your life patterns.
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You also may need help for deliverance from drugs and healing. Be bold. Take a fearless inventory of your life. Ask for help from your family, Christian friends, a local pastor, The Club call , or another Christian ministry that cares.
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Or call Teen Challenge or a local drug hotline. It is said that it takes thirty-one days to break a habit. Drug addiction is a "life dominating" problem, so radical changes must be made regarding associates, social atmosphere, places frequented, etc. Replacement, not abstention, is the key. Find a Christian coffeehouse, Bible study and prayer group and a warm church fellowship. The Club Center should have a list of especially helpful groups, One good and faithful Christian friend can help enormously.
You need to keep busy and occupy your mind with new things Philippians ,9. Learn to yield yourself to Christ rather than to drugs, old friends, self-pity, guilt, fear, etc. God has a plan for your salvation. Call on the Lord to save you mind, body and soul I John Receive Him as your Savior and Lord John Believe Him. He said He would not turn anyone away.
He loves you and gave His life for you John , I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and rose from the grave to give me life. Please forgive me, change my life and show me how to know You. In Jesus' name. You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better that we deserve.
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This is God's gift to you, and you have done nothing on your own Ephesians For those who put their faith in Jesus: He gave them the right to be the children of God God Himself was the one who made them His children John Once you become a Christian, you can have God's power available through the Holy Spirit. You will be able to live as God intended Ezekiel The Holy Spirit empowers you to help others Acts , He aids and teaches you John ; I Corinthians , and guides you into truth John and in life Acts ; ; You may want to ask someone already baptized with the Holy Spirit to pray with you.
Just as you asked the Lord to forgive your sins, believing He would, ask Him now to baptize you with the Holy Spirit Luke He promised to do so, so take Him at His Word that He does what you ask. Thank and praise Him for being a God who does as He promises. Tell someone else what you've done. Other Christians and the church will rejoice with you and help you. The angels rejoice with you. God rejoices with you. Thank God for His love, concern, and power to save and deliver.
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Renounce the drugs, old friends, and hangouts connected with your drug problem. Yield yourself to Jesus. Thank Him for coming into your heart and filling you with the Holy Spirit. Take Him at His word and thank Him for delivering you from drugs. If you need to talk to someone about your struggle with drugs, please call our Prayer Center at A caring friend is standing by, hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. God has made it possible for you to know Him and experience an amazing change in your own life.
Discover how you can find peace with God. You can also send us your prayer requests. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. Skip to main content. Search only: All News TV. The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN is a global ministry committed to preparing the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ through mass media. Overcoming Drug Addiction.