From the book Addictions Banquet in the Grave by Edward Welch
Why doesn’t God change us instantly?
Why doesn’t he remove the afflictions on our lives?
It is enough for us to know that God is God and simply trust Him.
But notice one practical advantage of this daily battle.
It teaches us to cry out to Him and rely on Him instead of ourselves – or our addictive substance.
Faith and trust are qualities God prizes.
Without daily struggles there would be no compelling reason to out to Him and say, “I need You,” which is a definition of faith.
I found this paragraph to be rather compelling and keep going back to it.
In dealing with addictions, we want the desire/craving/wanting of the our beloved substance to be gone in an instant.
Like Samantha the witch, wriggling her nose and source of our lust…gone.
Drop me a line, tell me your addiction, if you have overcome it, and how did you overcome it.
Give encouragement for all who click on this post.