BEFORE YOU JUDGE A DRUG ADDICT, READ THIS…

Let me first say that by the grace of God, I’ve never been addicted to illegal or prescription drugs.

I’ve also been gulity of looking in disdain at those who are. I’ve self-righteously shaken my head at those who have overdosed or even died.

Some were trying to escape the realities of life…

Some became addicted after surgery, medical treatment, or due to a chronic (no pun intended) or medical treatment…

Others were addicted through recreational use or just to ‘unwind’…

But, the end result was the same…addiction.

So, before you judge anyone in any of these situations or scenarios, think about this…

What if either of these were illegal, or deadly (and some are depending on your state of health…

Coffee…

Cola…

Over-the-counter pain killers…

Red Bull…

5-Hour Energy…

Beer…

Wine…

Sugar.

I think you get the picture. What if coffee (which many admit they HAVE to HAVE) were as addictive and deadly as opioids?

When you see someone hit rock bottom of their addiction, stop and pray for them.

Then stop and examine your life and your…


ACCEPAPTABLE ADDICTIONS…


Then empathize with them.

But, please don’t judge them. Because the ‘addiction’ comes from the same weakess in all of our flesh, and but by the grace of God, whether you admit it or not…

Could be you.
Matthew 7:1-2 (NKJV)

Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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  1. So true. I am addicted to sugar. I really am. For 5 years now I am thankfully ‘clean’ from sugar, but still it is a challenge.
    So thankful for Gid’s grace and that chemical addiction was spared from me. (I think my English is not so up to date now, sorry!)

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  2. Thank you for this great post! I definitely agree that we can be so quick to judge and that can lead to more problems. I have just published an article on my blog explaining why I think we need more drug injecting centres. If you have time, I would be very interested to hear your thoughts on the article! Thanks 🙂

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  3. I really respect the fact that you were willing to confess your sin of judgement on these broken souls. I see a lot of Christians who want to write about this same thing but will never confess their sins. It’s a very refreshing spiritual breath of fresh air! Praise God for His 180 grace from all addictions! ❤

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