Addiction - A biblical perspective

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Addiction is a manifestation of an identity crisis, a result of a defective belief system and a lack identity. But changing that belief system must begin with removal of the drug and in some cases, withdrawal. Unfortunately, in my opinion, until the brain chemistry has balanced, a pattern of sane thinking or the ability to actualise new beliefs is extremely limited if not impossible. Complete removal of toxins from the system must happen first before normal brain function resumes and thinking can change.

Recovery is not just about stopping drinking or drugging, its about CHANGE, becoming the opposite person to who you were before. Romans 12:2 says that we become transformed by the renewal of our minds. In other words, renewing the way that we think. Changing the way that we think results in changing the way that we behave. The word “transformed” here refers to a metamorphosis. In other words, to change into something else that we ALREADY ARE.

A caterpillar goes through a metamorphosis that takes a certain amount of time and energy to become a butterfly. It can be argued that it’s not a butterfly until the metamorphosis has completed, but think closer. All the knowledge and ability that is needed to transform is contained within the little worm already. The transformation is triggered by seasonal change and it automatically enters into the metamorphosis on its own accord and later a beautiful butterfly emerges. One fact that is extremely interesting in this example from nature is that if the butterfly is assisted in any way from the outside by breaking the cocoon, the wings of this splendid creation will not form properly. The energy which is used to break open the cocoon must be used by the butterfly itself or it will “fail to launch”. It will not complete its metamorphosis, its wings will not form properly and it will not be able to fly.

We can see this same example in nature in birds. At a certain point the mother dove knows that its time to kick the baby out of the nest. It has become fly or die time for the little chick. Even a simple creature like a dove knows that it has to kick the baby out. If it is not done at this point, the bird's wings will not develop further and it will never fly. Again, the energy used when the little bird finds itself falling from the nest in order to open its wings and flap away is vital for its development. Instinct or internal knowledge makes the creature do this and in those few moments, the bird learns or “remembers” what it already knew and it flies away.

The knowledge of who we really are is already inside of us, in every fibre of our being down to cellular level. Our DNA has memory. It knows, it remembers and it listens or records and stores knowledge, memories and decisions.* Deepak Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind).

In the book of Genesis 1:26 & 27, we learn that we are created or patterned in God's own image and likeness. In Genesis 2 we learn that God put His very essence into us and we became a living being or soul, in other words His identity or perspective or view and opinion was put in us and we began to BE like Him having the same quality of life that He has. We weren't however made omnipotent, omnipresent or omniscient i.e. we weren't made all powerful, everywhere at the same time and knowing all things. We were made LIKE Him but NOT HIM. We were made like Him with His perspectives, logic, view and opinion with the ability to have the same quality of life which He has, but not knowing everything, with the ability to create with our imaginations, dreams and choices.

And so, with this limited ability, He warned us about partaking of another knowledge with the fruit of or result being death. Some argue that a spiritual death took place or that He removed Himself from us, I beg to differ. The death of an identity took place. Whilst we lived within the boundaries of His logic, perspectives and view and opinion there was completeness. We experienced no lack. Within the boundaries of another knowledge the result of being complete like God cannot exist. To consider or adopt or believe anything outside of what God's view and opinion is, is incompleteness or sin in its original form. We miss the mark, lose the plot or forget who we ALREADY ARE. When we believe that we lack anything, we desire it.

When asked what original sin is, most Christians will immediately say “disobedience”. Again, I beg to differ. Look closer. Genesis 3:7 “you will not surely die for if you eat this, you will be like God knowing good and evil”. Some would say original sin would be that we wanted to be like God. That is right but missing the mark. The statement “you will be like God” implies that we are not like God. A lie. Because in the previous verses we have already learned that we were patterned after HIM. God Himself says, “Let us make man in our likeness”, and later He puts Himself in us. Adam only wanted to be like God because he believed a lie, that he was not like God. Adam missed the mark. He lost his perspective. His identity was already complete and by partaking of that lie, or other knowledge it resulted in the spiritual death of man. We forgot who we were.

Identity

The key to freedom, peace and joy

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right. - Confucius

Man is a 3-part BEING

 

 

Man's Identity

*** Belief System

 

What I believe about anything, i.e. God, people, friendship, love, sin, satan, demons, evil, sex, money, tattoos, happiness, peace, fulfillment, owls, symbols, open ladders, cats, whatever.

*** Value System

Anything that I have placed great value or importance on e.g. money, wife, car, job, looks, clothes, education, acceptance etc. This rules my ability to be happy.

*** Memories

My emotional response, behavioural response, chemical response.

*** These determine how I see myself, how I see the world and how I respond to it.

There are many things that the book of Proverbs warns us about, It is known as the book of wisdom which was written by Solomon who the Bible claims was and will always be, the wisest man on earth. The greatest warning that he makes can be found in “Above all else, guard your HEART, for out of it spring forth the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23.

In modern day terms, the heart of man is known as the subconscious mind. He warns us above all other warnings to guard this part of ourselves, as out of the heart or subconscious spring forth the issues of life. The Hebrew meaning of the word “life” refers to wholeness and completeness. For the sake of explaining how our wholeness or completeness is affected, I will refer to the heart of man instead of the subconscious.

Another scripture that tells us more about the heart is “As a man thinketh in his HEART so is he” Proverbs 23:7. The Hebrew meaning if the word “thinketh” is the word gatekeeper. In other words, the beliefs of our heart keep us from something and so we remain unchanged. The previous scripture tells us that the issues of wholeness or life flow from within. If those issues, perspectives, views, opinions or logic that flow from within contradict what we believe, they do not come through. The gatekeeper or belief does not allow us to consider it. Similarly, as we hear or are taught logic, perspectives or truths that contradict what we believe, we reject them.

“A double minded man is unstable in ALL his ways” James 1:6. This scripture refers to a person who has not made up his mind in what he believes and a man or woman who has two opposing beliefs on one matter. For example, Christians generally believe that their sin is forgiven. But they are always asking for forgiveness. It does not make sense to ask for forgiveness if you are already forgiven does it? This double mindedness creates instability in ALL of that persons ways.

Beliefs are formed out of fear and many of the beliefs that most people have are not even their own. They have simply bought into the belief out of the need to have an answer. Copernicus said, “To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” Similarly, Albert Einstein challenged us to think for ourselves with this beautiful statement, “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” Why is it that we stop thinking, don't challenge what we or others believe, or simply believe what seems to be true because it is generally accepted by the masses to be so or seems to work? Fear! Fear is the reason. I will continue on how beliefs are formed in the chapter - What do I believe and why do I believe it? - and how we are influenced to believe through fear.

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” Matthew 12:34. This scripture is quite simple really, it means that you will be able to find out what a man believes just by listening to the words he uses. A counsellor of mine at Bible School, Pst. Collen Stringer once stated, “All behaviour reflects a goal”. Similarly, all words reflect what a man believes in his heart or his subconscious.

“They are ever listening, but cannot hear. They are ever looking but cannot see. They cannot understand because their HEARTS have become calloused” Matthew 13:14,15. In this scripture, Jesus is explains that people are deaf and blind to the truth simply because they are not open to being wrong. They believe that they are right and this closed mindedness or calloused heart makes it a waste of time in reasoning another perspective, view, opinion or logic with them.

Christianity contradicts the belief of modern recovery programs that addiction cannot be cured. According to the book of Isaiah chapter 53, Christ provided healing for ALL disease. It is received not by asking for it because it has already been provided but by choosing to believe that it has. Asking is proof of unbelief of what has already happened.

What do I believe and why do I believe it?

The key to being stable in ALL your ways

"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." - Albert Einstein

This is quite a profound desire don't you think? To know what God believes, what His view and opinion is, what His logic is. The rest is a waste of time. Any other knowledge besides ultimate truth will lead us away from wholeness and completeness. How then are beliefs formed and why do we stop forming them? As I mentioned earlier, they are formed by fear and are held by fear. Have you ever heard of childlike faith? It is quite different from adult faith isn't it? Until a certain age children ask questions to which adults try and give answers. But invariably, the answers do not suffice and they begin to ask why. Take this example of two little boys who ask their dads why the sky is blue. One little boy's father will say, “because God painted it blue my boy” and the other might say, “it’s because of the reflection of the sea on the atmosphere son”. Now picture these same two boys in a discussion at school. One will tell the other that he knows that the sky is blue because God painted it blue and of course, his daddy would never lie to him. The other would then correct him by saying that its blue because of the sea and that his daddy won't lie to him either. Of course, it could be argued that both statements are true, but children don't see it that way. When it seems to them that there is another perspective that contradicts what their daddy has told them, they will immediately defend it. Childlike trust or faith. They will even defend it to the point of “teaching the other kid a lesson”. When it is explained to them that they are both correct, doubt and mistrust enter their hearts, fear is born and they begin to ask why.

The instability caused by contradiction creates fear in us. We need to know answers in order to feel safe. When we are shown that we are incorrect, the first thing that we experience is fear. Fear of making mistakes and fear of the consequences we have to face because of choices that we have made based on what we believe.

I was once proudly told by a Christian man whose son had suffered with heroin addiction for 8 years that in brining up his son, he had always punished him when he had done something wrong or disobeyed. He had sometimes punished his son through “hidings” with his hand, a cane or his belt. When I asked him why he did this, he proudly quoted scripture to me, “Spare the rod, spoil the child” and “He chastises those He loves”. I then asked him what he believed those scriptures to mean to which he replied that a child should be punished when they are wrong, and that the rod refers to a hiding with a stick. He had based his son's correction on what he believed those scriptures to mean.

I tried to explain that the word rod also was used as a term to describe the scrolls on which the scriptures were written and that chastisement, and discipline mean correction and teaching in love respectively. I explained that my perspective was that when a child is wrong or disobeys, that he should be taught or corrected with the logic of God within scripture and failing to do this would result in the child being spoiled. My perspective was met with anger and he strongly defended what he had done. It was extremely difficult for him to consider that my perspective would have benefited his son and their relationship. It was met with anger because he was faced with the reality that if he was wrong and I was right, then he had been dealing with his son incorrectly over the years and that he was partly responsible for his son turning out as an addict. The consequences were too much for him to deal with and the meeting ended abruptly.

His son told me a few days later that his dad had taken responsibility for his actions and apologized for the way in which he has treated him. That very day, his father developed a tumor in his abdomen that was later diagnosed as cancerous. On diagnosis, he was told that he had two months to live. He died two months to the day. In her book, The Journey, Brandon Bays writes about a cancerous tumor that developed in her abdomen to the size of a basketball. As a motivational speaker and friend of Dr. Deepak Chopra, she and he agreed that her growth was the result of emotional trauma resulting in unforgiveness, a disempowering belief and self-loathing. She spent a few weeks searching her past until she identified an incident with her parents that had resulted in the same. Dr. Chopra, arguably the worlds leading endocrinologist says that suppressed emotion or unforgiveness and self loathing result in disease within the human body which can manifest in the form of cancer. In dealing with the suppressed issue, the cancer will disappear. Brandon dealt with her issue and the cancer literally disappeared by itself. Could the same have happened to this man? Could his self loathing because of how he had treated his son and how he had turned out caused the cancer the same day? Could his inability to forgive himself and his consequential guilt and self loathing be the cause of his death?

It is quite simple believe it or not, to identify what you believe. It is however, more challenging in changing what you believe. It is also possible to start out one morning believing one thing and end off that day believing something entirely different about our world, our situation, or ourselves. Every morning of every day we are faced with a choice. Not the most important choice of the day but it leads us to the second choice of our day which I believe, if not made correctly, will ensure our failure or success every day. As we wake up we are faced with the first choice. Do I open my eyes or keep them closed? If I choose to keep them closed, I go back to sleep and I avoid my second choice of the day. No problem.

There will come a time however when I will have to make my first choice to open my eyes. My next choice then hits me like a sledgehammer in the chest. Everything from my past until now, this very moment, every memory, mistake, belief or emotion attached to those comes to mind in that split second between sleep and consciousness. In that very moment, if I do not form an opinion about my past, I fail. If I do not choose the correct view and opinion, perspective or logic before I begin my day, each day, I fail. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail! If I do not choose my perspective on my day ahead in advance, I fail right there and then. A successful man is a man who prepares, chooses in advance how he or she will address certain matters and chooses what he or she believes.

I wake up in the morning and I consciously create my day the way I want it to happen. Now sometimes, because my mind is examining all the things that I need to get done, it takes me a little bit to settle down and get to the point of where I'm actually intentionally creating my day. But here's the thing: When I create my day and out of nowhere little things happen that are so unexplainable, I know that they are the process or the result of my creation. And the more I do that, the more I build a neural net in my brain that I accept that that's possible. (This) gives me the power and the incentive to do it the next day.

So if we're consciously designing our destiny, and if we're consciously from a spiritual standpoint throwing in with the idea that our thoughts can affect our reality or affect our life -- because reality equals life -- then I have this little pact that I have when I create my day. I say, 'I'm taking this time to create my day and I'm infecting the quantum field. Now if (it) is in fact the observer's watching me the whole time that I'm doing this and there is a spiritual aspect to myself, then show me a sign today that you paid attention to any one of these things that I created, and bring them in a way that I won't expect, so I'm as surprised at my ability to be able to experience these things. And make it so that I have no doubt that it's come from you,' and so I live my life, in a sense, all day long thinking about being a genius, or thinking about being the glory and the power of God, or thinking about being unconditional love…

I'll use living as a genius, for example. And as I do that during parts of the day, I'll have thoughts that are so amazing, that cause a chill in my physical body, that have come from nowhere. But then I remember that that thought has an associated energy that's produced an effect in my physical body. Now that's a subjective experience, but the truth is that I don't think that unless I was creating my day to have unlimited thought, that that thought would come. Dr. Joe Despenza “What the Bleep do we know”.

Created to choose, changing beliefs

Creating a new belief system

"A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” – James1:6

I have noticed that whenever someone says, I am this or I am that, they are in fact stating what they believe about themselves. The words, I can, I can't, I want, I need etc. are also statements of identity or choices about what a person believes about themselves. It is possible to believe and doubt at the same time. The Roman soldier said to Jesus, “I believe, help me with my unbelief” ?:?. Jesus also said, “If you believe in your heart and doubt not” Mark 11:23-26. And so we see that Bible refers to double mindedness or opposing beliefs. It is not enough to believe something, we also must remove the doubt.

I have developed a therapy which I call Emotional Behavioural Response Reconditioning. This simple exercise will help us determine what we do or don’t believe. The Bible says that the eyes are the windows to the soul. From the preceding identity diagram and from scripture, the soul is defined as the mind, will and emotions. The soul is also the manifestation of the condition of the heart but also, a gateway to the heart and its belief systems.

Have you ever noticed people who do not like making eye contact? Ever wondered why? We are unconsciously aware that people can see inside of us. Did you know that 60% of communication is non-verbal? In other words we “hear” or “see” a person by what we can see through their behaviour, body language or through their eyes.

With the following exercise, find a mirror and begin to look at your face in the mirror. Now repeat the following phrase OUT LOUD, “I am a lovable person”. Repeat the exercise, but this time look yourself in the eye when doing so. After doing this remain quiet and continue to look yourself IN THE EYE. You will hear what your heart believes. For most people with defective identities or belief systems, this is a very uncomfortable exercise. Notice as well that your emotional state of being will change after a memory has been triggered by the statement. The memory or emotion is reconditioned by repeating each phrase whilst looking into one’s own eyes continuously.

You will notice that memories which contradict the statement will continue to come to mind. This must be counteracted by imaging oneself to be in the truth of the statement by imagining it to be true, imagining the emotion that is experienced as if it were true to oneself and bringing the emotion into the present.

Information + Imagination + Emotion + Confession + Repetition = Belief.

I AM

Kind

Gentle

Calm

Loving

Lovable

Happy

Friendly

Generous

Funny

Acceptable

Complete

Worthwhile

Intelligent

Attractive

Wise

Controlled

Influential

Interesting

Perfect

In completing this exercise, find a pad and pen and continue with the list provided above. Add positive character attributes to the I AM column. Make it as long as possible and do the exercise daily before the day begins. Choose your view and opinion of yourself before the lies of your past experience and world moral values attack you mercilessly later on in your day. Notice, what we want to be in the I AM column, we already are. We just don’t believe it and fail to choose it constantly. When we believe it and refuse to doubt it, then we will be it.

1) Now write down a disempowering belief…

2) Write down 10 negative consequences to holding onto the present old belief (visualize them, feel the emotions)

3) What new belief do I need in order to experience positive consequences? (write down)

 

4) Write down 20 reasons of changing to the new belief (visualize them, feel the emotion of achieving them now)

Every day for 30 days for 5 - 10 minutes, go through your benefits and experience the emotion of achieving them in the future NOW. (Repetition forms comparison)

 

 

Boundaries

 

A key to positive emotions and success

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice." - Albert Einstein

Boundaries are established in our psyche at the tender development age of between 2 - 3 years old. At this age, a child becomes aware that adults serve their every need and go through an “omnipotent” phase or “I am almighty” phase. Also known as the “terrible twos”, this phase of a human being's development can be the make or break phase of their life. Limits are tested by babies to see just how powerful they are and they learn how to get what they want. Crying, sulking, tantrums etc. If this is not properly managed, as the child gets older, they will battle to live within boundaries, laws or rules that society has as norms. Don’t get me wrong here, we are limitless human beings and can accomplish extraordinary things. But these extraordinary things are accomplished within boundaries.

Addicts are professional boundary movers. So are children. Parents become conditioned to what the child's rules are. A child will play one adult off of another by hiding the truth to get what they want. As they get older, it becomes an unconscious norm that the adult perceives as discrimination and so rebels. Ultimately, the adult suffers by moving from job to job, one relationship to another, unplanned births, theft, jail & death etc.

Parents are not taught how to be parents. They can be forgiven. They learned incorrectly and most of the time they are not aware that they are making mistakes. Live within boundaries, far away from them. This equals a successful life, and positive emotions.

Integrity

 

The key to winning back trust quickly and keeping it

 

 

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." - Carl Gustav Jung

Integrity means you do what you say, you be who you say you are. You're on time. Never promise what you can't do or what you can do. No exaggeration, or swearing. Pay bills on time. ALWAYS be on time, it's okay to be late, but call first. Under promise and over deliver. Always consider delay time. Set reasonable goals along the way to achieving the impossible ones. Have a clear vision or map. Know where you are going before you get there. A person of integrity never lies.

Being on time is EXTREMELY important. One of the common character defects that addicts display is an inability to be on time. Of course, what goes along with being late is excuses. And every excuse under the sun is used by addicts on a regular basis. Generally speaking, traffic, alarms not going off etc. have been overused and so the addicts constructs an elaborate web of deceit that ALWAYS ends in disaster. Doing everything suggested creates a character of integrity and that person will never find themselves alone or poor. Accepted norms such as swearing and exaggeration create the belief in others that we are undisciplined liars. This luxury cannot be afforded by recovering addicts. Paying back old debts creates integrity and is a sure sign in a person of integrity. And people of integrity do not lie and do not get involved in dishonest dealings.

Vision

The secret to success

Proverbs 29:18 says that where there is no vision, people perish. Anthony Robins, the world’s most famous motivational speaker says, “People are not lazy, they just have impotent goals.“ Vision equals goals. If you lose the picture of where you want to go then you lose your boundaries, motivation and meaning in your life. Therefore you cast off restraints or you have no reason to be self disciplined or have self control. Good or bad, we become what we behold mentally. E.g. If you hold images or memories of failure in your mind, you conform to a succession of failures. If you hold memories of someone you dislike of hate, you become like them. Similarly, if you hold images of a harsh judgemental God in your mind, you reflect the behaviour of the false images of God you behold of guilt and shame. The Hebrew word for vision here is not one of a spiritual dream but of a clear mental picture so it’s not something God does to you, it’s something you do for your self by imagining, visualizing or creating a clear mental picture of your goal coming true because of His promises that they will. I.e. see yourself being righteous and Godly, overcoming obstacles, habits, problems and even addiction. See a vision of yourself being the righteous you that God says you are, fulfilling the dreams, personal and business goals that you have and the life you want. Regain the goals you once had before your problems and addiction when you were saying to yourself, “when I grow up I’m going to be a............“

2 Corinthians 4:18 says that we need to look at the unseen for the things that are unseen are eternal. We only believe what we see; we need to look with the eyes of our imagination to see the unseen. Always have a clear mental picture of who you are in God’s opinion and your end goal becoming true because of His ability in you.

Ask yourself:

What mental picture do I hold of myself, my future, my goals and of God in me?

Are you looking and pondering at your circumstances or at how God views your circumstances?

 

Passion

 

Everything God does happens around a plan. We read the Bible and think that things happen spontaneously, rather, spontaneous things happen in between plans that we or God make.

In Acts 3:1-9 we see that Peter and John had a daily plan to go to the temple for prayer which was interrupted by a miracle with a lame man walking again. In Luke 10:1 we see that in every city that Jesus went to he had a plan. He always sent disciples in two by two to prepare the way. Jesus followed afterwards. In the Old Testament we see that every miracle that happened between Egypt and Canaan was an interruption to a plan. The same was true of Jesus; miracles were spontaneous interruptions in plans.

Vision can be found and Passion can be created. But first we need a plan.

Step 1 - Find out what inspires you, what you really enjoy doing or what really turns you on so to speak. According to a survey done, there are eight things that all people WANT.

(1) Health (2) Happiness (3) Reasonably prosperous (4) Safety or security (5) Friends (6) Peace of mind (7) Family relationships (8) Hope that all things will be better in future.

Take a look at the list and number them according to your priorities. Put a big star next to the one which you have been struggling with for a long time. Place a minus (-) next to the ones where you are experiencing lack and a plus (+) next to the ones where you are experiencing success. Place a question mark (?) next to the ones that you are unsure of.

To create passion for your goal, you have to create reasons for yourself to pursue the goal. DO THIS NOW! Write 100 benefits that will come to you if you accomplish goal. I.e. how will your life improve if you accomplish this goal?

Everything that we do revolves around our anticipation of pain or pleasure. By not identifying the reasons or benefits which we will have, we live in the “ought to” zone.

Wherever you have put a minus (-) you are experiencing negative emotions because of a limiting belief. e.g. It doesn’t matter what I do, I won’t really change or It will never happen to me or I am not smart enough.

Now make a list of 25 areas in your life where pain, shame, disappointment and negative experiences came into you life because of your belief.

Then make a similar list of 25 areas where pain will come in the future because of holding onto your limiting belief.

Experience the future pain NOW because of that limiting belief by imaging it. Until you connect pain to that belief in your heart, you will never let go of that belief.

Now determine what empowering beliefs you will replace it with. Find scriptural promises, e.g. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” or “I have the mind of Christ” or “All things are possible to him who believes” or “I am not limited by my past”. Finish your benefits and your heart will change.

Every day for 30 days for 5 - 10 minutes, go through your benefits and experience the emotion of achieving them in the future NOW.

Step 2 - Don’t wait for the perfect plan or for circumstances to be just right, the important thing is to have one. A good example is Elijah, he was 400 miles away from God’s geographical plan but even then, God sent ravens to feed him.

Step 3 - The second thing that we need to do is to start small or plan the steps we need to take to get to our goal. Proverbs 17:24 says that wisdom is in the side of him who has understanding but the fool’s eyes are on the end of the earth. There is no problem in having big goals but it’s useless to focus on the end all the time. Keep the end goal in mind but focus on the steps you need to take in order to get there. A journey of a thousand mile begins with the first step. Or another amusing metaphor I once heard is that you eat an entire elephant one bite at a time.

Step 4 - Take at least one step further towards your goal every day. Proverbs 21:5 says that plans work out when combined with diligence.

Ask yourself the right questions in pursuing your goal or vision. People whose lives are characterised with failure ask themselves, “Why do I always seem to fail?” Your heart is like a computer, it will answer you according to what you believe. Rather ask, “How can I succeed this time?” or “Is this what I really want?”

One of the reasons people fail at achieving their goals is because we focus on how the impossible will be achieved instead of why it can or will be achieved. Having God in us means that we have His knowledge, wisdom, influence, courage, strength or Hid Grace. Grace = Ability. Focusing on and believing that we have these things gives us the ability to achieve the impossible. We are not HOW people, God knows how. We are WHY people. Why can I and why will I are the questions successful people ask themselves consistently. The how becomes apparent when we focus on these questions first. The How is revealed spontaneously.

From passion flows vision and talent. It is awesome to behold someone who has found their point or place in life. I believe that it is possible for everyone. Use the same obsessive tendency once used before in self destruction in finding your passion in life.

People who have found these three elements are able to handle more stress, work longer hours and never get bored with what they do. Ideas flow from within them constantly. Whoever you are, FIND YOUR PASSION!

Answer these questions now before going on,

Who are you, before things went haywire?

Where are you going, the dream you gave up on?

What can you do?

What are you good at?

What can you teach?

What have you learned?

Become an authority on what interests you most! Write it, teach it, give it, be it, sell it!!

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