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41 Healthy Activities to do Instead of Drinking
Be free from the chains of addiction!
Have you recently stopped drinking or desire to, but
feel you would have nothing to do? I have composed a list of healthy activities
that can replace drinking. However, no activity can replace the life-transforming
relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are not a Christian, will power alone or
self-help groups, cannot be enough. The power for lasting change and hope is in
Jesus Christ. How do I know this? Because I have attempted recovery before in
my own strength and will power, and I was defeated every time. But there is
hope, you do not have to live defeated.
If you have had a history of alcohol abuse/addiction
finding other things to do can be quite a challenge. Our natural reaction to a
stressful day, busy day, or difficult day is to unwind with our bottle or glass
of alcohol of choice. We believe that alcohol relaxes us, soothes us, and is a
reward for enduring hard times.
there are other healthier alternatives to drinking:
the herb Kudzu to help with urges and desires
you have the money budgeted, do a little shopping
not get drunk on wine which leads to debauchery, instead, be filled with the
spirit. Ephesians 5:18
not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat. Proverbs
The first 60-90 days of staying free of alcohol will
be a transition time, it may seem strange and difficult; especially as you are
trying to find new things to occupy your time. You will need to put away the
places, people, and things that could cause you to stumble. God will make new
connections for you, and He will place new desires in you.
you, what healthier activities do you like to do instead of drinking? Please
share with our readers.
If you have been married for any length of time you
know that marriage is hard work. As with anything successful in your life
putting time and effort are keys to how fruitful those things will be.
you did not have the proper role models growing up to show you how to have a
successful marriage, but you desire to have a healthy marriage.
God has brought you together with your spouse the greatest investment that you
can make besides your relationship with God is your marriage.
Anyone can have a dull, lifeless marriage, but a marriage
that is thriving takes certain elements to help it succeed. If you planted some
flowers but forgot to fertilize and water those plants they would eventually
become lifeless and die. Healthy marriages take the time to nurture and weed
out anything hindering their relationship.
Couples striving for a healthy marriage should first
ask God to cleanse their hearts of any unforgiveness, anger, resentment or
offenses of their spouse. Staying angry or rese…
you focus on the most will grow. The enemy will try to get
you to focus on what is wrong, what is not working, and what is worrisome to
you. When you lose your focus on what is
true, what is right, what is lovely and what is a good report (Philippians
4:6), you will begin to focus on the opposite of these.
to focus on the good will be a daily decision. When the enemy shows
you something that is causing fear, worry or frustration, turn away and CHOOSE to focus on the good.
→If your focus has been more on the negative lately
check to see who you have been hanging out with, what you have been reading or
watching on TV, and giving your attention to the most.
→An unthankful heart can cause you to focus on your
wants, but a heart of gratitude will cause you to focus on your blessings.
Distractions come to sidetrack you and get you to
focus on what the enemy has brought in front of you. Keeping focus on Jesus means deliberately
fading out everything that pulls you away from the…