Most secular programs would have you think the only goal in life is to “not pick up” for today. Good goal, but there is sooo much more to it than this. A child when growing is so inquisitive they will answer your statements by asking “Why”. We need to do the same. Perhaps this is what Christ meant when he told His disciples we must become as little children to enter in His Kingdom. Children want to learn the reasons “why” things are the way they are. We, too, should be asking the same question “why” we do the things we are doing. It doesn’t matter if you have an urge to pick-up. Just know the reason why. Continue asking this question until it is revealed to you the root of the problem.
Doing drugs is systematic of a deeper problem. Drugs make us feel good. So the question remains, “What is making us feel bad which needs to be replaced by a ‘synthetic’ feel-good way”? When we understand why it is we do the things we do, then and only then will the symptoms go away because we are addressing the real problem. Drugs IS NOT the real problem. Drugs are symptomatic of the real problem.
This concept of “not picking up for today” should not be our goal. Our goal not only for today, but for the remainder of days we have should be making it into the Kingdom, to be saved. Let this be our focus and not the addiction.
We spend too much time and effort putting out the fires, and never once get close to the source.