Carol's Journey 

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 Control of Addictions

Addictions often start out small
Until they are consuming over all
Anything that has a hold on you
Ultimately affects all that you do

For me, it was a computer game
But I am the only one to blame
For months I had this addiction
But God brought me to conviction

It took illness for me to admit
That I had to take steps to quit
By admitting my mistake to God
He forgave me on the road I trod

It had spread to all areas of my life
Causing me extra turmoil and strife
From sleep, eating habits, and emotions
At times, I was going through the motions

There are challenges I will face each day
But God is with me each step of the way
He will completely heal me and restore
As I learn to trust in Him more and more

All of us are capable of doing wrong
Even if we are certain of being strong
That is our pride, which leads to a fall
Satan knows each one of our downfalls

Whatever bad habit may have a grip on you
Don't wait and think it will just go away, too
Admit your weakness and confide in a friend
Someone who will offer you support to the end

Proverbs 18:24 (NIV)
A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

NOTE:  Some of my close friends will be shocked after
       reading this.  Yes, I have made some mistakes, but
       God loves and accepts me just the way I am.  The
       journey ahead may not always be easy, but He will
       give me the strength I need to carry on each day.
       God has been teaching me so much already and I know
       my faith in Him will continue to grow, one little
       step at a time.
Carol S. on 3/19/08
  (Revised 3/22/08)

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