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Here are Three Ways to Refresh Your Perspective on Life

Looking to Get out of a Rut?
"It’s easy to wake up one day to find yourself in a rut, when your life’s momentum has stalled and you’re not sure what will come next. That’s what addiction is, in a manner of speaking, a king-sized rut that seems to have no way out. But, no matter how you’ve found yourself at a dead end or on a hamster wheel, there’s no reason to despair. A rut is your chance to go off-road and write the rules for the next big adventure in your life. Here are three small things you can do to change your life, when you think you’re starting to get stuck, either in recovery or simply everyday life."
Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201608/here-are-three-ways-refresh-your-perspective-life


There is a fourth alternative that integrates the above three. It's called Christ Driven Behavior. The best way to overcome any hurt habit or hangup is introduce yourself to the character of God thru a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  If you intelligently delegate control of your life (surrender) to God (2 Cor. 12:9), God will reciprocate with a Helper (John 14:16) you will behave with values including self-control (Gal. 5:22-23), with Christ like thinking  and direct healthy behavior that honors God ( Romans 12:2).

Recognize: There are certain circumstances in life that make me feel helpless, trapped and out of control.
Reframe: I can choose a displaced quick fix or mood changer with drugs or any habit or hangup to attempt to regain control of my feelings or I can choose a direct healthy behavior to regain control. Combine your free will with God's will.
Replace: I can choose to regain control of my helpless feelings with Christ Driven Behavior that honors God and that includes, work, play, move and pray. Combine God's will with your free will with behavior that honors God! Treatment consists of finding PURPOSE. When your purpose is Christ Driven Behavior,  there is no addiction. That’s not just faith, that's good behavioral science.

"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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