Drug Abuse: 10 Ways for Christians to Overcome Drugs

Drug abuse is a wrong use of legal or illegal substances. Many Christian youths are exposed to the deceit that drug abuse can make them feel good, ease stress, or avoid reality of challenge. But how helpful is drug abuse?

Today’s message reveals the extent of drug abuse and how the Christian youths can survive the menace.

According to the latest World Drug Report, the non-medical use of drugs is becoming a major threat to public health and law enforcement worldwide with opioids causing the most harm and accounting for 76 per cent of deaths.

The number of people worldwide using drugs at least once a year remained stable in 2016 with around 275 million people, or roughly 5.6 per cent of the global population aged 15-64 years.

Looking at vulnerabilities of various age groups, the report finds that drug use and the associated harm are the highest among young people compared to older people.

The story below freezes my heart:

“Sam Motsay had lots of talent and big plans. A 16-year old honors student in Center Grove, Indiana, he also loved being an athlete and playing tenor sax in his school band. He was really into hiking, fishing, hunting, and gaming. He planned to study finance in college.

One day in May 2014, Sam and a couple of his friends tried what they thought was LSD or acid. Sam went to bed later that evening, and the next morning he didn’t wake up. He didn’t know he had actually taken a synthetic drug called n-bomb (also known as “Smiles”). The drug killed him.”

 10 Effects of Drug Abuse to the Christian Youths

Drug abuse affects the body and mind of the user. This leads to the departure of the Holy Spirit in the life of such Christian. Once the presence of God is out of the drug abuser, the demonic spirit will take over and torment such person to death.

First Corinthians chapter 6 verses 20: “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

The following effects cannot be over emphasized in the life of any Christian youths that gives-in to drug abuse:

1. Chest and lung pains are common among youths involved in drug abuse.

2. They suffer nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pain.

3. Drug abuse leads to impotence.

4. Diseases such as; AIDS, hepatitis B or C spread fast due to needle-sharing.

5. Sicknesses, blackouts and hangovers occur frequently.

6. Youths involved in drug abuse are always selfish, hopeless and aggressive.

7. The drug addicts suffer abnormalities related to; heartbeat, respiration and blood pressure.

8. They suffer loneliness and loss their mind more often.

 9. Drug abuse steals the joy of the youths involved in this act.

10. Drug abuse hurts your sense of fruitfulness, judgment, decision making, memory and ability to learn.

10 Ways to Overcome Drug Abuse

1. Acknowledge the truth that drug abuse can ruin your life.

2. Confess your sins and accept Jesus into your life with all your heart.

3. Drop all your friends that lure you into drug abuse. And delete the contacts of the drug dealers.

4. You need helpful people around you. So, don’t be far away from your godly friends, Pastor and the Therapist.

5. Be patient in the process of your recovery from drug abuse. Don’t give-up on God if there was no instant miracle.

6. Build your faith by reading many chapters of the Bible every day.

7. Frequent Prayers to the Lord will sustain your freedom from drug abuse.

8. When the evil thought comes, always keep your heart busy with the word of God and inspirational gospel songs. Don’t order for the wraps, but go to the groceries!

9. The more you share your testimony to people, the lesser the chance to relapse.

10. Promise yourself every day to be a good ambassador of Jesus Christ and a positive Influence to the youths around you.

Drug abuse is destructive and deadly. Christian youths must stand against this habit despite its social acceptance in the society. You can be saved from any form of drug abuse if you acknowledge the truth that drug abuse can destroy your precious life. 

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

2 comments on “Drug Abuse: 10 Ways for Christians to Overcome Drugs

  1. By God’s grace I would solve the problem you have with this article.

    I would share with you the statement of Jesus Christ to those Christians who sin and still felt the manifestation of the gift of the Holy Spirit in them. Well you may thought despite their spirit filled they are save… Listen to Jesus’ remark about this:

    “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” [Mathew chapter 7]

    Pls Shannon, I won’t deceive you, if anyone dies in sin, such person won’t enjoy eternity in God’s Presence despite his/her spiritual status on earth.

    To avoid confusion, let me quickly let you know that there is difference between Salvation and Anointing.
    If an anointed person does not maintain the track of Salvation as instructed by Jesus Christ, he/she may perform great miracles and lead millions to Christ but would never be saved from condemnation to hell because he/she was living a sinful lifestyle thinking he/she was covered with Grace.

    Read the teachings of Jesus Christ recorded in the book of Matthew and John for more understanding.

    May the LORD Bless you with Divine Understanding of His Words in Jesus name.

  2. The only problem I have with this article is that nowhere in scripture does it ever say if you sin (even through taking in drugs or alcohol abusively) will the Holy Spirit leave your body and you become unsaved. In fact, the bible says no man can pluck you out of God’s hand…you’re a human…you cannot pluck yourself out of God’s hand.

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