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The Ostrich Syndrome: Modern-Day Addictions- A Biblical Approach
January 16, 2022

The Ostrich Syndrome: Modern-Day Addictions- A Biblical Approach

January 16, 2022

Modern-Day Addictions — A Biblical Approach

The Ostrich Syndrome

January 16, 2022

Dr. Clayton Chisum

A definition of addiction: Any pleasure that becomes an obsession which often results in a compulsion

Anything that alters your mood can become an addiction. It entices us because it’s rewarding in the short-term.

Numbers 13:1-3 (NLT)

Numbers 13:16 (NLT)

 

There is a difference between…

1. vs God saves

Numbers 13:16 (NLT)

No one is standing next to you telling you what to do. You have to save yourself! But there are times in life where if you try to save yourself, you will fail.

Deuteronomy 1:8 (NLT)

Numbers 13:25-28 (NLT)

Numbers 13:31-33 (NLT)

Numbers 14:2 (NLT)

Numbers 14:4 (NLT)

Sometimes a life situation or an addiction is just too much for you to handle.

 

2. Some things in life can only be overcome with God’s strength

Numbers 14:5-9 (NLT)

Galatians 5:16 (NLT)

Proverbs 3:5 (NLT)

Galatians 5:1 (NLT)

We are all addicts! If something is pulling you away from God, if you depend on it more than on God, then it’s an idol.

 

3. When we find the to take the , God gives us the to take the .

Numbers 13:32-33 (NLT)

Your enemies are not stronger, because you are not alone. God is with you!

 

4. This is a – there will be ahead.

 

Do you have the courage to take the first step?

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