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.