There's no way to sugarcoat this - THEY whoever they are, the drug dealers and traffickers, the middle men and women or the "manufacturers" are not out to help you live a better life, they are out to kill you and make you feel like you deserve it. Strong words, how about these:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. John 10:10
You can define the thief as those mentioned above or the devil himself but you can define nothing if you are dead. This week we lost a couple of folks to overdose deaths both involved fentanyl which is now laced in virtually every illegal drug and pill. These were parents, sons and daughters, like the ones in your family - here's a warning, and this is not a joke - any illegal drug bought off the street can kill you.
It's Pure Poison now, worse than it has ever been. But there is an alternative as mentioned in John 10:10. If you are struggling with your identity, your self-esteem, being in this crazy world, being lost and alone, there is a solution and it is not in getting drugs from a dealer you trust, it's in getting life from a source that provides real power to satisfy and live your life to it's full potential.
Here's what I am talking about: If the son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36. Bondage, slavery, addiction, all the chains will be broken not with one more hit, one more needle or another line, just by finding a relationship with the Son, and his name is Jesus.
In Him there is no higher feeling, no greater purpose or identity, and the lost and found department is always open. Don't believe it, ask the millions of us still alive that found out just in time!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.