Since I’ve joined the program nearly two years ago, I’ve constantly reminded myself that Satan is a liar, always has been, always will be. I’ve wasted countless days believing that the indulgence in addiction was better than the peace and serenity that comes from clean living, and I now sincerely believe that my deception was a consequence of the adversary. Previously, discouragement and guilt left me wallowing in my misery, believing that I was just a bad person who had no self-control. Indeed, I lacked self-control and still do, but I wasn’t a bad person, nor did God hate me as I sometimes believed.
Brethren, I testify to you today, and to myself everyday, that Satan is still a liar. What he promises us is never what we receive. There is no joy, no peace, no happiness that he can offer. The sooner you attribute your addiction to his evil ways, and separate yourself from him in your thoughts, the easier it will be for the Lord to build that barrier for us, in essence, doing for what we cannot do for ourselves.
We are addicts, but we are not our addictions. Replace Satan and his lies with the Lord and His love and do it every day. It helps me everyday in recovery to remind myself that Satan is a liar and the Lord loves me more than I know. I hope that it can help you too. I know this program works but only when we work it. High effort, high reward.