Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I do not have judgments about people who drink and as you said for some, it's ok. But, God asked me to stop and read it helped me to have the courage to obey. Thank you! Writer and blogger. Sometimes predicator. Unqualified theologian. To recover the know-all. Woman to Brian. Mom with four tinies. Western Canadian, born and raised and forever. Happy disciple of Jesus. Wannabe of social justice.
* It was not terrible at all. It was wonderful. Indeed, an invitation to spend this time liberated on bigger and softer things. I can not believe that I do not miss my old show of voir-faire ! Thank you very much for giving us an essay without judgment on a personal experience of God's hand leading to where we should go. Me neither, I do not believe in drinkiGod is in himself a sin, but God walks with each of us personally and He knows what can become enemy strongholds in our lives.
* The good news is that after reaching a peak about 72 hours after the last drink, the last of these Symptoms will generally begin to subside. At this point, your body begins to create a new balance that does not include alcohol and its effects. While your body will have adjusted after a week of not drinking, there may be some psychological effects of detox that last longer. Some people report feelings of anger and aggression, general anxiety and depression, nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and even a decrease in libido.
More Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I went back to university and got a second degree. I could not have done that if I was still drinking. You could turn your hobby into a career. Have the energy to win a promotion or change jobs or start your own business. How is your family? Will your wife be happy? Will your children be happy? If things are already broken, will you be able to reconcile? If you do not have a job or family, you will be stable enough to get them if you wish.
* But, I'm very glad you shared that none of these things really happened. Thank you. Ron, thank you for your words. God knew exactly what I needed to hear today ... and that was your essay. Thank you. I am a 43 year old pastor and your story alcohol and cynicism is almost identical to mine. I stopped almost two yearsthere are years, after about a year of the Holy Spirit gently, but constantly inviting me to stop.
* But that is to say that we can sometimes be wrong in making drinking or not drinking alcohol a bigger problem than that. And when something becomes a truly spiritual problem, it can be exaggerated into something that it is probably not. It is then easier to see a dependence or even to create a dependency. It is also easier to judge the motivations of others. I hope you have read Ron's story to the end.
* I do not want to be part of it. I do not judge anyone who drinks moderately as their conscience allows. But like you, I feel frustrated when fellow Christians feel sorry for me as if my faith was the week because I am a litterist. It's quite the opposite. I know that God made wine and that goes for some. But I chose the higher way out of love for drug addicts or young people. We are called to be holy and set apart.
This video is about The role of OT in substance abuse.