We all need a safe and trusted community of friends. So it is a good thing for people to reach out and take the risks to establish the healthy relationships needed in life. A person who has had an addiction may not have the strength or confidence to establish these relationships. As Christians, we then have the responsibility to observe and take the initiative to love our neighbor by being a friend, helping them understand the importance of these relationships, maybe providing them with information and facilitating the establishment of these relationships. Be clear about what role you can play and establish boundaries for a mutually beneficial and healthy relationship.
A large part of our spiritual growth and discipline is simply saying “Yes” to God by agreeing to the work he longs to do in us.
After accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the next real step to deliverance from addiction is acknowledging that you need God’s help and cannot make it on your own. Trying harder to not sin will not cut it. Having a desire for God to change you, will. God is in the business of miraculously changing people and their hearts when they come to him for deliverance. Earnestly praying for the Holy Spirit to do this work in confidence is a bold first step!