Freedom From Addiction Is Possible

Today in The-Book-That-Is-Yet-To-Be-Named, I’m writing about a relationship I’ve had a hard time quitting – with food, that is. There are plenty of people who eat to live and can enjoy food without making it an idol. I have not been one of them. An idol is anything that occupies space in my heart and affections that should rightfully be occupied by Jesus. Food has been an idol for me because it has quite literally been my greatest source of comfort for as long as I can remember. It’s also been an addiction, because it’s been unhealthy for me in so many ways; but I’ve felt stuck. I’ve felt trapped. I’ve felt it would be impossible to change.

I’ve got good news for you! It isn’t easy, but change IS possible. There is NO addiction that is more powerful than the cross. There is no idol that was not already defeated by Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago.

I’ve been learning that though Jesus has already won the battle, my mind needs to get in line with that reality. God has been transforming me by the renewing of my mind. By partnering with Holy Spirit, I have the power and ability to create new neuropathways in my brain that lead to LIFE rather than death. Hope rather than despair. Freedom rather than bondage.

I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve been learning. I have not “arrived” (ha! far from it! dying laughing at the thought!!) but God in His goodness has not allowed me to stay in the same unhealthy place I used to be. He is teaching me slowly but surely what it means to live a Spirit-filled, Spirit-empowered life. He is demonstrating that transformation and freedom really are possible. Not just possible, but PAID FOR. These things are my inheritance, if I will just take hold of them!

Published by Courtney

Courtney Goodwin is a woman on a mission: to live a life full of peace, joy, freedom, and hope, and then to release those things to others. She’s encountered the overwhelming love and supernatural power of Jesus, and she’s partnered with the Holy Spirit to to see freedom and healing in many areas of her life. She is currently writing a book about her testimony that is full of practical keys to help others experience supernatural transformation in their lives. Courtney loves to serve the body of Christ in a variety of roles and has been a worship leader for over twenty years. Courtney loves to co-create with Holy Spirit to write and release songs of worship and meditation. She has served as director of women’s ministries and pioneered new evangelistic ministries in her hometown of Oregon City, Oregon. She has a heart for seeing women and men freed from human trafficking, and has served in strip club ministry for the last three years. Courtney is a graduate of both the Oregon School of Supernatural Ministry and of Dr. Jennifer Miskov’s School of Revival, where she served on the leadership team.

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