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        Your thinking leads you to the road that you will travel. That is usually bad. Why? Because 95% of our thoughts are either evil, or prompted by God. To succeed we must intentionally feed our minds God’s thoughts.
        The first step is to recognize where the thought came from. If it is a drinking/drug thought it came from darkness. Then we need to know if the thought is a lie or truth. Satan said to Eve, “The (prohibited one tree’s) fruit is special.” When we have a drinking/drug thought, we think it is special, and exciting. Satan’s lie to us is that this thought will make our life great. We need to recognize this thought as a lie. We need to remember how it turned out for Adam and Eve.
        #2 We need to reject the thought “In the name of Jesus.” When a drinking/drug or sinful thought hits consider praying:
        “Father, I reject this thought in the name of Jesus Christ.”
        #3 Replace the thought with scripture. What scripture verses will you read every day this month so that you are prepared to “Replace the thought with scripture?”
        When we hear a great preacher, we think, oh, what a talent. No! A great preacher has replaced his thoughts with scripture. When he preaches… truth flies out.
        #4 Rejoice in the Lord. Learning how to rejoice is a top 20 technique for quitting. Making it a habit is part of your key to freedom.

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          Use notes to remind you of what you should be thinking about. Have a list of 8 healthy things you should be thinking about. Maybe 4 things that are productive and 4 that are spiritual.

          Think about:
          1. Praying and going to war with negative emotions
          2. A challenge you overcame
          3. A goal you have achieved
          4. How obedience will lead to God’s blessing
          5. How you can find your God-given purpose
          6. How running from drinking/drugs is smart. Then pray for help again
          7. An accomplishment you can be proud of
          8. Someone you have helped
          9. Problems will pass. With Jesus life will go on
          10. Someone who you would like to emulate (be more like)
          11. What you believe to be most important in life
          12. A character trait you would like to develop
          13. How your life is different because of Jesus
          14. A time you felt God was close to you
          15. A piece of music that lifts your spirits
          16. A Scripture you find meaningful
          17. What it feels like to worship God
          18. The fact the others went through similar circumstances, and are free now
          19. The Bible says to praise the Lord
          20. Consider repeating often: I will think in a positive way
          Be aggressive with casting down sinful thoughts and replacing them with healthy thoughts.
          Consider praying: “Father, show me how wrong thoughts poison my life.”
          Print out your own cheat sheet of new thoughts and look at your paper so often that it wears completely out. If you like this list, wear it out instead.

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