12.17.15 I see a lot of people who do drugs and they will do about anything to get the next fix. I guess I don't get it because I've never really messed with drugs. I just think we need to pray for these people that God will show them Grace and give them the Hope they need. I also want to say it's not just young people, it's all age groups.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
The Bible does not directly address any form of illicit drug use. There are no express prohibitions against cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA), or methamphetamines (Meth). There is no mention of marijuana, cannabis, peyote, magic mushrooms, or acid (LSD). Nothing is said about huffing, snorting, dropping, smoking, shooting, licking, or any other method of ingestion. This is not to say, however, that recreational drug use is permissible. On the contrary, there are several very clear biblical principles that place drug use well outside the realm of acceptable behavior.
Christians are all required to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to us, regardless of our national identity (Matthew 25:13-30). This includes our earthly bodies. Unfortunately, illicit drug use is an extremely effective way to destroy your health, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Any time spent kneeling before the god of drugs is time spent with your back towards the God of the Bible.
Drugs take control of our bodies, and our lives. We are to live under the control of God's Spirit, to His glory. Drug use thus have no place in the life of the Christian.
We live in a drug using society. Many people have turned to chemicals as a way of life. They may have started out of curiosity or experimentation or escapement but after a period of time they find themselves enjoying the experience. The drug is making them feel the way they want to feel! Now, they're trapped!
There's no use trying to "con" anyone. Drugs do make people feel good and provide a means of escape. However, that good feeling and escapement is only temporary. It doesn't last. No matter how high we get, when it is over we still must come down to the real life with its real problems. Running from a problem never solved it. We may prolong it or make it worse, it won't go away.
You may have reached that lonely time in your life when you feel empty, useless, unloved, unwanted and unnecessary. So, what are you going to do about it? Bury your head in the sand and hope the feeling will disappear, try an artificial filler such as drugs, or stand on your own two feet and deal with things realistically.
Everyone gets that vacant feeling at some time in his or her life. You are not the only one to go through this. The only difference is that some people know where to turn for help. They manage without that artificial filler provided by drugs, You must learn that solutions to any of life's problems do not come from the "far-out" world of chemicals. The answer can come through a four letter word that isn't spelled D-R-U-G , but is spelled L-O-V-E. It is through God's love that people like yourself have come to grips with their problems. They've learned that it's the "greatest thing in the world to be a Christian", because in Jesus you and I can find the love, care, concern and understanding necessary to fulfill our human needs.
It really can be a good life if we want it to be despite all the problems it presents. 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that God hath given us "all things that pertain unto life and godliness".
Look at the potential physical and psychological danger that drugs present to the abuser. The physically addicting drugs deteriorate the body and overdose can result in respiratory failure and death. Psychologically, drugs can cause us to lose all sense of control. We switch our entire dependence and reason for living to the chemical. The Bible teaches in I Corinthians 6:19-20 that God has given us our bodies; our bodies belong to Him. We are also told in Romans 12:1 that we are to present our bodies a living sacrifice to God". Can we do this and be drug dependent?
Let's put the blame where it really belongs. What we-are actually talking about is a PEOPLE problem, not a drug problem. People make the drug problem what it is by letting the drug gain control of their lives, thus, they lose control and are unable to face reality with these artificial fillers to bridge the gap.
1. Think Positive: Life is not dull. Everything that is fun is not a no no. You can enjoy life and feel good about it by using the Word of God as your guideline. A negative attitude can destroy you, but tell yourself you can do whatever you set your mind to, including being drug free. If you are not sure of yourself, you are in trouble.
2. Fill Your Life With Joy: Don't go around with your chin dragging the ground. Hold your head up with enthusiasm. Don't let life drag you down.
3. Get Involved: You get out of anything exactly what you put into it. If you are not willing to sacrifice, don't expect life to be a rose garden. That's why religion is dull to some people, they don't put anything in it.
4. Discipline Yourself: Bring your body in subjection. Control your own life. Don't allow a chemical to rule you.
5. Be your own person not a reactor to others.
6. Handle everything with prayer.
It's your life, no one can force you to do anything against your will. Do you really want to use drugs or do you want the good life? It's up to you. Say yes to God and no to drugs.
God I come to you tonight with a heavy heart knowing how many people have a drug addiction and doing whatever it takes to get that next fix. God it's not just young people it is all ages. Lord whatever happened to the older people being an example. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.