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"The belief that one has no free will contributes to continuing and indulging to excess (Heyman, 2009). Addicts may put less effort into quitting if they think they lack the ability. If an addict believes that she is likely to succumb anyway then she is less likely to resist. In short, belief in free will stresses the important role of willpower or self-control in treatment for addiction.

In sum, when people believe in free will, they behave better than when they disbelieve in it. Those who believe more strongly in their own free will are better able to learn from their mistakes, rather than submitting passively to failure."

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201804/belief-in-free-will-predictor-success-in-self-control


In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve were given a choice to act with a direct behavior that honored God or a displaced behavior, that dishonored God, in that they ate the forbidden fruit of knowledge with respect to understanding good and evil. This is more than a cautionary tale, a moral fable, this is the Word of God with respect to who is in control, learning about good and evil, making choices and the consequences of our behavior. We all have free will. When you think about it, life is a series of choices.  Choices have consequences. Choices determine destiny.  Life is about circumstances and how we choose to think and respond. God gives us free will and choice, so that we can learn and discern. By granting us freedom of choice, therefore, God gave meaning to our behavior.  God created us in His own image (Genesis 1:27). God wants us to learn to be like Him, in His image, specifically, in Christ's image.  We are designed to become Christ like in character, but not in being!

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Change your thinking and change your life. (Don’t conform, transform!)
When your values trump your addiction, there is no addiction.


"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.


With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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