Seven years ago, I didn’t think freedom was possible. Freedom from a plethora of crippling elements. My emotions, my thoughts, my circumstances. Everything seemed impossible and anything that might have potential “light at the end of the tunnel”… I had to fight for. It was exhausting. I was stuck inside the confines of my brain. Trapped in devastating patterns that ruined relationships and wiped out opportunity.
If you struggle with any kind of addiction. Be it substance abuse, emotional turmoil, ways of unhealthy thinking… et cetera I want to encourage you. Freedom is possible. I’m not whittling the process down to make it sound easy but I do want you to know that it’s simple.
Here’s the first step:
Stop fighting and surrender.
God completely changed my life when I stopped beating myself up trying to fight the monster. He taught me to give my challenges to Him. When I let Him take the reigns He did the impossible. He helped me scale walls that were so tall I couldn’t see the top. The most amazing thing is this: I didn’t have to fight for it. I had to make choices but He did the rest. I was safe to rest in His arms while He beat away the enemy.
If you’re feeling tired, worn down and discouraged I hope this brings life back to your soul. Remember, “the LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still” and He does not hold back on His promises. Trust Him and lean into Him today.
With much love,