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Twelve Bible principles that help individuals cope with temptation and addiction

While the Bible may not explicitly mention "daily habits" many of its teachings can be applied as daily practices for mental and emotional well-being. Here are twelve practical daily habits inspired by biblical principles:

Admit powerlessness

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For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

Romans 7:18

Admit you are powerless over addiction - that your lives have become unmanageable.

Believe in God

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The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold

Psalm 18:2

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Turn Control over to God

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Believe that God is greater than yourself can restore you to sanity.

Take a Moral Inventory

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Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!

Lamentations 3:40

Make a decision to turn your will and your lives over to the care of God.

Admit Wrongs

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Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 5:16

Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourselves.

Be Ready to Have Defects Removed

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Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Psalm 139:23-24

Be entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Ask for Character Defects to be Removed

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But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Humbly ask God to remove your shortcomings.

Make a List of Wrongs and Those Harmed

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And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Luke 6:31

Made a list of all persons you have harmed and become willing to make amends to them all.

Make Amends

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Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Continue to pray for awareness

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For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Galatians 6:3

Continue to take personal inventory and when you were wrong promptly admit it.

Read and Meditate on Bible passages

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Through prayer and meditation improve your conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Help Others

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Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

Give thought to those in need around you and think of ways to help them.

Implementing these practices can create a rhythm of life that not only aligns with biblical teachings but also supports mental and emotional health. To experience the full abundant life and peace that Jesus promises you need to be in a personal relationship with Him. Go to Become a Christian to find out more.

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