FINALLY MADE IT HERE WOW WHAT A MESS, I WAS WORRIED I WASNT GONNA BE ABLE TO GET THRU TOOK OVER A WEEK BUT THANK GOD I AM HERE NOW! STILL A NON SMOKER CHRISTMAS EVE WILL BE MY (1ST) YEAR ANNIVERSARY, AND I THANK THE GOD LORDFOR THAT! I SURE CULDN HAVE IT IT ON MY OWN!!PHIL:4:13
I am new to this website. I feel that I have failed the Lord and I feel like a piece of crap in his eyes. I had tried to quit many times but have failed, boy does that ever make me feel unworthy of him. I need to get past this and get it done
Mercy- I couldn't help but read what you had written and it made me think of a book that I found while unpacking today... I'm in the process of moving and hadn't seen the book in a good year or so, but it had been on my mind. I guess it was put in front of me today so I could read a bit of it and share this with you... The book is called "Flawed by Design" by Martin Zender.
In the book it mentions how sometimes we feel we are unworthy and have "failed the Lord" as you put it. We all make mistakes and if it weren't for these mistakes then we wouldn't be able to experience God's grace, something that he pours out on us abundantly, on a daily basis. Your smoking doesn't make you any less in the eyes of your Creator. He knew you before you were conceived and loves you, flaws and all. The fact that you're taking steps to quit smoking speaks to your true feelings in your heart. It's not shameful to be on the path to bettering yourself. God loves us before we're addicted, when we're in our addiction, and when we've decided to recover. I can tell you that He doesn't think any less of you when you smoke, he just knows that you have the ability to do better and you are!
I am currently a smoker and have been for about 7 years and had quit for 6 months before and started smoking again after a particularily painful time in my life. I am contemplating my quit date for sometime around the second week of December once I get all of my plans in place on how to deal with the withdrawl and form a support system that is effective. I'm not sure if you have quit already or just in the process of deciding when, but guilt can really be a detriment to your success. Let go of the guilt because just like worry, it is a wasteful emotion. Nothing good can come out of either. If you ever need someone to talk to, you can message me on here (i think? this is my first post, so I don't know if you can send a message directly to someone of just on the forums) Either way, I'll say a prayer for you and if you need to talk about it, I'm here. I wish you nothing but the best on your journey!!!
HI MERCY HOW ARE YOU!! GLAD TO SEE YOU, GLAD YOUR MY FRIEND!!A YOU CAN DO THIS I AM HERE FOR YOU!!!!!!
Hey! My name is Lorissa and I'm new on here. Just wanted to say hey to everybody! If you need me to pray for you, just write me! I wrote a blog that tells a lot about me and my smoking on my page. I recently decided that I need God's help with this. I've tried to quit before with no luck. I'm actually getting closer to God by Him helping me. It is a good feeling, especially when you feel like you're not getting much support from anyone else. God bless yall! :) Have a great day!
I give God all the thanks and praise! I have quit and God is helping me. It is actually bringing me closer to Him! I thank Him and praise Him for giving me a million chances and for being with me and helping me with this! Thank you Jesus!!!!
I know God will be there for me and I know he will forgive me for my slip ups. All I can do is leave it in his hands and take it day by day.
It was Jesus that I turned to sixteen years on January 4, 1994 to stop drinking and drugging. He worked then and I know that he will work with me on this journey. This the first time I have really tried to quit. I amm glad I found this group! Praise and thank God for you all. My quit date for becoming an Ex is January 4th, 2010 Pray for me and I will for you.
Good morning, just joined, found out about group from new friend. Will be back to chat later, quit day this week
Greetings in Christ to all here. My name is James and am happy to have found this group. My stop day is Friday and am looking forward to recieving and giving all the hope I can.
A bit about me: I am 55, soon to be 56 a minister of my church, not pastor, buy one of it's ministers, my main ministry is Sunday School, and Nursing Homes. I have smoked since I was 17 that's a long time but am hopeful this site will help. Due to a mis-spent life I have several medical conditions i.e HIV+(28 yrs), HEPC+(at least 10 years) and severe depression. Just got a call last night that the HEPC is acting up. Also I have been clean and sober from drugs/alcohol for over 9 1.2 years, that was much easier to beat than the cigs.
We serve an awsom God and I know with His help and yours I/we can beat this thing. Keep my in your prayers and I will do the same.
i was smoke free for 6 mons. i had a slip quit for 1 day went back i want to quit again. i pray that GOD gives me strengh, i had it whip.
Thank you, God, for giving me tools to quit with, I blew 6 months, and like Detroit said, I need to just take it one day at a time and keep trying again. I am healthier, happier, and more in touch with the spirit when I do not let addiction run my thoughts, mind and body.
My name is Linda 47 years old, I am new at becoming an ex. I have 4 children 28,25,19 and 8. Been smoking since I was 15 off and on. I injuryed my back in 1995 and have had to back surgerys the first in 2000 and the second 2005 in November 09 just found out that I need a third surgery. And smoking became a way for me to deal with my pain, That has made me become a real bad night smoker. When I am a waken by pain paceing the floors I smoke to give my brain something else to think about. I have quit cold turkey January 1, 2010 and it has been the hardest thing to do. I had a set back today a friend gave me 6 cig's and I have smoked them all up before 7pm today, but tomorrow is a new day for me to try again. I just moved to a new town in August of 08 and don't know very many people that I would ask to do anything for me, I don't trust them at all. Please help me fight the feeling, keep me in your prayers.
Welcome to the new QUITTERS!
To all, prayers for a healthy, prosperous and SMOKE FREE new year!
By the grace of God may we all put one foot in front of the other and keep moving foward to be smoke-free, may we find encouragement hope and strentgh in whatever struggle life has put in our path. Amen
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