๐Ÿ’ญ Addiction ๐Ÿ’ญ

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Itโ€™s alarming the extent at which we have series of addictions in our world today.

And to make it more alarming, We have grown so comfortable in it. Yes, it started with a tiny little thing which grew over a while that it now looks like you in reality. But guess what?

That is a lie the enemy wants you to believe. Itโ€™s all there in your mind! And your head is taking it as the real picture.

Have you ever tried the visual simulation game? I havenโ€™t myself, but I have seen reactions of people when they attempt this. Recently, I saw a young girl at a gaming store. And she was all jerking at some point and you can tell she got a scare in the process of watching it. ๐Ÿ˜ข

To the girl, it must have seem like she was actually in it. But the reality – she was so not there. It was all in her head. I believe when the helmet is taken off, she might just give it a laugh. ๐Ÿ˜€

That right there is what is happening to most of us today. We have put on some helmet the devil has given us freely. Itโ€™s sad we choose to accept his damning free gifts.

โ€œJust because itโ€™s free doesnโ€™t mean it wonโ€™t cost youโ€

Mercy Oluokun

The gifts the enemy gives, are never actually free!

Cost you

So yeah, addiction might have been the word you have sold to yourself all along. Telling yourself that itโ€™s now all a part of you and that you canโ€™t change. Hey, Rain check! That is all a lie. And itโ€™s time for you to get out of that helmet and let your eyes truly see His light!

Reference verse:

โ€œBut to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil [of blindness] lies over their heart; but whenever a person turns [in repentance and faith] to the Lord, the veil is taken away.โ€

2 Corinthians 3:15-16 AMP

And what is that light that unveils us?

The Holy Spirit!

I was reading a verse stated in a Bible plan, sometime during the week. And He gave me a clearer view of it.

I remember saying to myself โ€œif only people who claim to have an addiction know this truthโ€

The verse:

2 Timothy 1:7 AMP

โ€œFor God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].โ€

The words that jumped at me was โ€œspirit of power and โ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.SELF CONTROLโ€. And what else would you say of someone who is addictive to something? Definitely the word is โ€œA lack of self controlโ€.

But here we just read that we have been given His Spirit as Godโ€™s children who has accepted Jesus as Lord and savior. And because we have His Spirit in us – we have โ€œSelf Controlโ€

Self Control by the Holy Spirit

And we do know that the Holy Spirit is the seal of our confession when we accepted Christ.


โ€œThe Spirit Himself testifies and confirms together with our spirit [assuring us] that we [believers] are children of God.โ€

Romans 8:16 AMP

Do you now see it in this light? – That the answer you needed to get out of this mess called โ€œAddictionโ€ has been there all along. Itโ€™s in you. But you need to live in the consciousness of it for you to actually live in its reality.

What illusion are you painting for yourself? Itโ€™s time to break away from it.


โ€œNow the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom].โ€

2 Corinthians 3:17 AMP

You are not only endued with Self Control, you are also endued with Liberty i.e. Freedom.

Break free from Illusion

So yes! You are free and can only be free and live in this freedom if only youโ€™d choose Godโ€™s words and BELIEVE it.

May His word engulf us so much that we never live in the delusion the enemy keeps on creating around us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ (Amen)

Blessings dear you. ๐Ÿค


23 Comments Add yours

  1. vgeorg says:

    Words of faith. Beautiful Bible verses! Blessings! ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Bless God for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen. Thank you for your kind words.
      Blessings to you and the family, sir. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    Love your post little sister. More of Jesus, less of the world ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad to know you do. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      All the way. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thanks big bro.
      Do have a blessed day ahead. ๐Ÿค—

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  3. Sally says:

    Great post, Mercy.
    Self-control is a wonderful fruit of the Holy Spirit.
    Thanks ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒผ

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    1. Thank you maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad to share this. Bless God ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Do have a calm and fruitful day. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. Sandy - ClearReveal says:

    Love your post! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you maโ€™am. Glad knowing you do. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings to you and the family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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      1. Sandy - ClearReveal says:

        Blessings to you and your family! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Amen! God has given us His Spirit, and by His strength, we can break free of any addiction! Also, I love what you say about free gifts, that it doesn’t mean they won’t cost us. Let us be mindful to see what “gifts” we are accepting.

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    1. Yes, maโ€™am. Absolutely! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Hmm.. apt! We need to beware and be discerning. ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Blessings to you and family. โค๏ธ

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  6. Manu says:

    God has indeed given the His spirit and self control is the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
    Nothing the enemy gives us is ever free- it costs us more than we think but always comes initially presented as not very harmful but rather enjoyable.
    Loved this post Mercy ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Yes He has ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Absolutely! He knows not how to do โ€œfreeโ€ and sadly many fall for this. ๐Ÿ˜ข
      Glad to know you do, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day ahead ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  7. May I remember that indeed! The enemyโ€™s gifts are never free

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    1. Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      A prayer we all need to constantly pray. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings to you and the family, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ

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  8. Sarah Ahusimhere says:

    Amen, when we give our lives totally to God, He helps us deal with addiction. More grace darling sis, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Yes sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      He helps us break free. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Glad to share. Bless God for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Do have a restful evening. ๐Ÿค—


  9. Dawn says:

    The devil offers us substitutes but the Lord offers us real truth! We have to be careful not to accept the counterfeits that are out there. Thanks little sis ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟโค๏ธ

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    1. Yes!!
      Absolutely – we need to be discerning. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      You are welcome. Thanks for your comments
      too, big sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed week. โค

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      1. Dawn says:

        Have a blessed week too lil sis โค๏ธ

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  10. A lot of problems stem from our way of thinking. Addiction is truly one of them. Our mind needs to be captive in Christ.
    That illustration of the virtual gaming is really exact.

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    1. Yes, sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thanks for your comments on this. โค๏ธ
      Blessings and wishing you a great new week. ๐Ÿค—


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