Praise Report: Freed From Addiction To Drugs And Cigarettes, Enjoying Relationship With God

For fifteen years, I was dealing with different addictions. First, I was addicted to cough syrup and pills and later to marijuana and cigarettes.

I tried to break my addictions to marijuana and cigarettes using willpower, but would end up into a worse state than before. I also tried going into rehabilitation for three months, only to relapse again. When I took prescription pills to fight my dependence on nicotine, I ended up sick in hospital. It was very frustrating.

Being the eldest in my family, I felt I had so many responsibilities and standards to live up to. I found myself running away from them and always felt very insecure and empty inside. I would further indulge in my addictions to fill the void within.

I felt I had reached a point where I just couldn’t see a future for myself.

I even contemplated suicide but could not bring myself to do it, as I believed it would put me in hell.

When my younger sister got married, I realized I needed to change and turn my life around. I visited her on the day our pastor was scheduled to counsel her family. I shared my frustrations with the pastor and he gave me Pastor Prince’s book, Destined To Reign. He asked me to get in touch with him after reading it.

The book opened my eyes to the truth of Jesus and His wonderful grace.

I learned how Jesus had already saved me when He shed His blood at the cross. These truths lifted my spirit and changed my perspective on life.

I contacted my pastor after reading the book and was invited to a Bible study. My eyes were further opened to the gospel and I felt my faith strengthen. I was also baptized in the Holy Spirit during one of the sessions and began speaking in tongues! What a wonderful blessing!

On Good Friday, a preacher from a neighboring state came to my church and asked if anyone wanted healing. I raised my hand along with the congregation and he prayed for us. He also encouraged us to receive our healing by faith.

When I returned home that day, I smoked a few cigarettes. But the very next day, I chose to believe I had already received my healing. So I decided not to smoke anymore and “see how it goes.” By the grace of God, I have not smoked a single cigarette or marijuana since, and have remained clean for almost a year now.

Indeed, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13). It’s not my effort or willpower, but the Lord’s grace that helped me overcome my addictions. My relationship with the Lord has also become so much deeper and more meaningful as I’m reminded of His love and blessings every day. Praise the Lord!

Imlisanen Aier | India

5 Comments

  • Tulpe says:

    Thank you for this powerful and encouraging testimony. Blessings to you and your ministries!

  • lerato says:

    Glory to God

  • Emmanuel Juma Khaemba says:

    dear sir/madam get more greetings from me here we are fine in the name of our almighty father am a kenyan born in 1976 since l was bom l have never stayed with my parents so l didn t get educated in 1977 i started a new life in christ in 1999 i had a dream of leading many christians l prayed for that dream god showed me of being a leader 2008 l formed a group of bringing christians together 2009 we started praying and worshiping together we were eleven people now we have increased up to two hundred and seventy one we are divided into four assemblies the problems we have is that

  • Asiimwe Moses says:

    The Lord is our saviour and He never gives up on His people because of His unending and amazing love. Glory and Victory belongs to Jesus.

  • Catherine says:

    Me too! The lord delivered me from cigarettes and eating disorder. He is my best friend and king. My father and brother. My lion and lamb. My priest and sacrifice. My all in all. Love him so much!!!! Grace and peace to all.
    ❤❤❤❤❤

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