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I Am Done Drinking Alcohol

My name is WOAHDANIEL, and I've decided I'm done drinking alcohol, for good.

1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. I recently got back into the church, and I started praying again. (It’s funny that once I started praying and getting back in it, spiritual attacks started happening to me) I quit smoking weed, but I didn’t quit drinking. I thought it would be fine since I’m a master of self-control (not). I realized that saying yes to one drink made it easier to say yes to a second, and a third. There have been some nights where I drank till I don’t remember anything, and trust me that’s not a good feeling at all. It’s taken me a while, but I realized that I really can’t control myself when I’m drinking. Don’t get me wrong, I can handle my liquor, but that’s what made things worse. I can easily down 3 drinks, each with a double shot (so basically 6 drinks), and still feel cool-headed and “in control”.

But I wasn’t really in control. The alcohol was subtly controlling me. I’m not exaggerating when I say there is a spiritual side to everything. Movies, books, this YouTube video, us humans, sex, marijuana, even food, and drink. Think about it, another word for alcohol is “spirits” and rightfully so. When you consume alcohol, you are allowing that spirit to enter you, whether you realize it or not. The moment you take your first sip, your energy starts to change. If you’ve never drank before, you can see it in other people when they drink. At first, you’re feeling great! Life is a party and you’re having the time of your life. You start to feel like no one can stop you, especially not more alcohol. So, you get another drink, since it made you feel so great in the first place. The thing is, this is how every DUI or alcohol-related tragedies start. Whether it’s a bad car wreck or major health problems.

It’s crazy how you can end up in these situations doing something that makes you feel so good, but that’s how all evil is. (Alcohol isn’t necessarily evil, hear me out) People wouldn’t do bad things if it didn’t entice them in the first place. The funny thing is I wrote the script for this blog on my phone after a long night of drinking alcohol. Not only did I drink, but I drank 3 different types of alcohol. (3 different spirits) They say not to mix different liquors, and they were right. I felt horrible. Physically I was nauseous, and spiritually I was restless.

I tried going to bed, but my dreams were intense and scary. I dreamt that I was being dragged into this tunnel of flames. I don’t know what it was but I can tell you that I didn’t wanna go down there. I woke up afraid, thinking about all my sin and telling myself I do not want to go to hell. So I prayed to God to have mercy on me, and He told me to repent. That’s why I’ve decided that I’m done drinking. Not just getting drunk, but drinking. We are living in uncertain times, and I don’t want to gamble with my soul. I would rather live a “boring” sober life.

When you’re a Christian, you’re called to live differently than the world, in this world. We’re called to be the salt of the earth. If you’ve met Jesus before, you’ve experienced His grace and awesome power, you can’t go back to your old lifestyle. Well, you can, but you won’t be able to live it peacefully. That’s because we all have a soul and a spirit. It’s important to take care of your soul, just like it’s important to take care of your body. Your soul is more important since it’s eternal, but your body and soul go hand and hand. If you want to be healthy, you work out, and you watch what you put in your body. It’s the same with your soul, your spirit.

We were made to be with God, and He sends us His Holy Spirit to live inside us so we can be. That’s why the Bible says our body is a temple, a house. Do you wanna live in a filthy house? Of course not. So why would a Holy & Righteous God want to? Luckily He’s not just righteous, He’s also merciful. He sent His only Son Jesus Christ to take the blame for our sins so that we can be free from spiritual slavery to things like alcohol. This has been WOAHDANIEL with EYEZ OPEN AUDIO. Thanks for reading.

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