Told from the perspective of a 31-35 year old Jason – grammatically incorrect for emphasis.

Man I've been doing good. I haven’t done that in a while. Thank God.

This is great!

I wonder...nay.

well maybe...yea I remember that, but God has freed me, so I’m good. No weapon formed against me…

Man those were fun times. I know I am freed, and I’m not going back, but that was a good time.

hmm, I wonder...I guess a little won’t hurt. I am stronger now, in Jesus…

...Wow! Where did the time go? Let me walk away from this situation. I’ve been here too long. Let me get back to Jesus

Man, I can’t stop thinking about it. It now comes in my thoughts, my dreams... I see it everywhere.

No, I don’t want to go out. I’m just gonna sit here. You go ahead. I’ll catch up with you later. Now where did I put it.

Sheesh! I need to get away from these people. They are starting to get on my nerves. Whew! Finally alone! Now where is it?

Hello? Yo what’s good? Yea I need some to. Really? cool. I’ll be over shortly.

Mmmmm...that was it. Aight so meet you again on Tuesday? Cool.

Hi, you ready? Ok I’ll pick you up and we can go get some.

Oh wow! my head hurts! What time did I go to sleep last night? Where am I anyway? And who are these people? Let me get outta here.

Oh hello! Oh yea, need some? Cool I’ll be over

(x’s weeks)

iAddiction - Ready Set Renewed

Crap, how did I get here? What have I done? I was doing so good. How could I let it come to this? Man, God is gonna get rid of me for sure. I can’t quit. I don’t want to quit, but I know I should.

God I need help. I can’t quit. My heart is hardened. All I want is that thing. I don’t even want you anymore if that thing calls. I need you to free me. Thank you. Amen

 

Man I’ve been doing good. I haven’t done that in a while. Thank God.

This is great!

I wonder...nay.

well maybe...yea I remember that, but God has freed me, so I’m good. No weapon formed against me…

Man those were fun times. I know I am freed, and I’m not going back, but that was a good time.

hmm, I wonder...I guess a little won’t hurt. I am stronger now, in Jesus…

...Wow! Where did the time go? Let me walk away from this situation. I’ve been here too long. Let me get back to Jesus

Man, I can’t stop thinking about it. It now comes in my thoughts, my dreams...I see it everywhere.

No, I don’t want to go out. I’m just gonna sit here. You go ahead. I’ll catch up with you later. Now where did I put it.

Sheesh! I need to get away from these people. They are starting to get on my nerves. Whew! Finally alone! Now where is it?

Hello? Yo what’s good? Yea I need some to. Really? Cool. I’ll be over shortly.

Mmmmm...that was it. Aight so meet you again on Tuesday? Cool.

Hi, you ready? Ok I’ll pick you up and we can go get some.

Oh wow! my head hurts! What time did I go to sleep last night? Where am I anyway? And who are these people? Let me get outta here.

Oh hello! Oh yea, need some? Cool I’ll be over (x’s weeks)

Crap, how did I get here? What have I done? I was doing so good? How could I let it come to this? Man, God is gonna get rid of me for sure. I can’t quit. I don’t want to quit, but I know I should.

God I need help. I can’t quit. My heart is hardened. All I want is that thing. I don’t even want you anymore if that thing calls. I need you to free me. Thank you. Amen.

iAddiction - Ready Set Renewed

Ok, let me get serious about this God thing. I’m gonna wake up every morning @ 5:30 AM and read the Bible for an 30 min, pray for 30 min, I’m gonna be more active in church, maybe I’ll join the choir, or do evangelism... I should memorize scripture! etc.. If I do these thing I won’t return to my addiction.  

(...a few weeks later, which feels like months...)

 

Man I’ve been doing good. I haven’t done that in a while. Thank God.

This is great!

I wonder...nay.

well maybe...yea I remember that, but God has freed me, so I’m good. No weapon formed against me…

Man those were fun times. I know I am freed, and I’m not going back, but that was a good time.

hmm, I wonder...I guess a little won’t hurt. I am stronger now, in Jesus…

...Wow! Where did the time go? Let me walk away from this situation. I’ve been here too long. Let me get back to Jesus

Man, I can’t stop thinking about it. It now comes in my thoughts, my dreams, I see it everywhere.

No, I don’t want to go out. I’m just gonna sit here. You go ahead. I’ll catch up with you later. Now where did I put it?

Sheesh! I need to get away from these people. They are starting to get on my nerves. Whew! Finally alone! Now where is it?

Hello? Yo what’s good? Yea I need some to. Really? Cool. I’ll be over shortly.

Mmmmm...that was it. Aight so meet you again on Tuesday? Cool

Hi, you ready? Ok I’ll pick you up and we can go get some.

Oh wow! My head hurts! What time did I go to sleep last night? Where am I anyway? And who are these people? Let me get outta here.

Oh hello! Oh yea, need some? Cool i’ll be over (x’s weeks)

iAddiction - Ready Set Renewed

Crap, how did I get here? What have I done? I was doing so good? How could I let it come to this? Man, God is gonna get rid of me for sure. I can’t quit. I don’t want to quit, but I know I should.

God I need help. I can’t quit. My heart is hardened. All I want is that thing. I don’t even want you anymore if that thing calls. I need you to free me. Thank you. Amen.

(X’s years)

 

 

 

Is this part of your story? Has this been your lot? How have your adapted and triumphed?

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