How To Overcome Habitual Sin And Addictions?

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Addiction and habitual sin go hand in hand. God is the answer to them both. When I was addicted to alcohol and drugs, I was not only an addict but also a sinner lost in my habitual sin. I have learned firsthand that addiction and habitual sin are the same, and the remedy for both is the same, which is by accepting Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross as payment for my sins to free me! All sin, including habitual sin, can be overcome by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I have tried to pull myself up by my bootstraps by trying to think positively, but that got me nowhere. We need God’s saving grace! ~ Bill Greguska

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 


Is There Help For Habitual Sin And Addictions?

 


 

Does Sin Lead To Death?

At some point, each of us has experienced what the Bible calls conviction.  In other words, the “prompting or nudging” by the Holy Spirit is a real heaviness of conscience, as God leads us to change our behavior and thinking. There are times when we choose not to obey the promptings of God, but then what happens? Many Christians have wondered, “Will the Holy Spirit continue to lead me if I keep sinning?” Some people have also fallen into the trap of Satan into habitual sin. If that sounds like you, the videos and text on this page can help! All Christians continue to sin.  1 John 1:9 was written to Christians and promised God’s forgiveness to those who confess their sins. Scripture teaches that a born-again person doesn’t lose salvation if they sin. But the Bible is clear that while we may struggle with temptations, weaknesses, and sins, Christ’s followers must not willingly and repeatedly yield to those sins. Scriptures indicate we are not to harbor sin in our lives. Romans 6:14 says that “Sin shall not have dominion over you.” 1 John 3:9 means that habitual sin should not be characteristic of the believer: “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.” (see also Psalm 19:13; Romans 6:12; Ephesians 4:30; I Corinthians 10:13; James 4:7).

 


 

Things To Know To Overcome Sin

Can we recognize sin and, with God’s help, overcome it?  We must know that:
  • Bad habits must be replaced with good ones. Like the story about Joseph, we have to run from the things that tempt us (Genesis 39:15).
  • Christian maturity does not happen instantaneously.
  • Choosing to walk closely with God each day takes prayer, discipline, and commitment.
  • Without the help of the Lord, sin will creep into our lives. Not probably, but I will.

 

 


 

How Can I Overcome A Habitual Sin?

 

 


 

What Consequences Are There If I Continue To Ignore God?

  • Less ability to understand and apply God’s Word (if the person reads their Bible).
  • Setback and derailing of progress in our spiritual growth.
  • Void of intimacy with God.
  • Weakness in our prayer life.
When a believer self begins to override what the Lord teaches over time, the Bibles say that their conscience or heart is becoming “calloused.” The Biblical words used to compare this to tissue in the body that is “dull” or unresponsive to feelings, such as fat around the heart or intestines (Psalm 17:10; 119:70).  The longer we remain in a state of disobedience, the more our ability to recognize the Holy Spirit’s voice becomes harder to hear (see Matthew 13:15; Mark 6:52; Ephesians 4:17-19). It can cause hurt feelings, loss of trust and respect, and many other emotional and personal repercussions in relationships. There can also be physical consequences such as stress, anxiety, and despair. And sins such as gambling and lust for material things will create financial consequences. Some habitual sins can exist hidden from the view of others, at least for a time. Vices such as anger, lust, jealousy, pride, hatred, racial prejudice, unwarranted discouragement, etc., can be kept from public view, but they are never hidden from God. Eventually, their effects will be visible to others.

 


What Are Some Things I Can Do?

  • Avoid the things that can cause us to fall into sin.
  • Consciously making God-honoring choices.
  • Exchange bad habits with good ones.
  • Flee from temptation.
  • Keep on loving Jesus with our hearts, souls, mind, and neighbors as ourselves.
  • Proactively pursue spiritual growth.
  • Think about Jesus, read His Word, and allow the Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide us

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