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Getting back into your right mind

If you have ever practiced an addiction you can usually testify that your your thinking and behavior become somewhat insane for a while, especially if your addiction involves some kind of mind-altering drug. Even non-drug addictions such as pornography, gambling, and self-injury release pleasure chemicals such as serotonin and endorphins so that even these addictions can and do affect your brain and thinking processes.

We must remember that when our mind has been altered by chemicals that it acts like a filter for everything that comes in and out of it. We tend to become more aggressive, angry, agitated, impatient, childish, and emotional when our brain is swimming in chemicals because our brain filter has become poisoned and distorted. We are retarding its abilty to function. Try to remember that when you finally get away from your chemical dependency that things will begin to become normal again in time.

Even though you may feel more emotional pain at first when you quit a chemical addiction you will be able to finally work through that pain to a place of healing rather than your pain just keep building up inside you. Our pain does not go away when we do drugs, it just builds up and stays there like a clog in a pipe. I would encourage you today to invite God to "unclog" your brain and to restore it to a right mind again. God will also heal your brain no matter how bad you may have fried it with drugs, so do not worry if you have some fuzzy thinking for a little while after a chemical addiction. Trust that God wants your brain and emotions healed today and know that He loves you.

Here is a prayer to pray if you need it:

"Dear God, you have seen the abuse that I have put my body and brain through because of my chemical addiction and I would ask you Father today to heal my mind and to restore it to right thinking again. Thank you for helping me and for forgiving me Lord. In Jesus name I pray, amen."

Some scriptures to help you:

MK 5:14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man--and told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

MK 5:18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.