View Full Version : Stop Smoking praise thread!!
April 21st, 2012, 09:25 AM
Praying and CatChick
We want to thank you both for speaking your heart's desires and struggle!!
I want to help you with some thoughts that I got from your comments!!
Behold your God!
Let us mediated on these few words!!
Who is the God that you serve?
He is an awesome almighty God Who has all power....( except to help me quit a bad habit?)
God has promised that I can do ALL things through Christ Who Strengthens me!
Who am I trusting and leaning on to break this habit?
Remember Peter who was walking on the water when he kept his eyes on the Lord Jesus and not on his circumstance. I cannot walk on water,but I can if I keep my eyes on the Lord Who enables me too!
All of us have tried and failed... ( one time, dozens of times, or many times) before we succeeded or just plain gave up!)
This brings up the memory when I was learning for the first time how to ride a bicycle after riding successful a tricycle for years!!
Can you remember the first time that you got on your brand new bicycle?
1. Were you success the first time that you got on it?
My Answer, NO!! I had quite a few falls as I tried and tired again to get the coordination in sync with the pedals and steering and keeping my eyes on where I was taking my bicycle!!
If I had quit after any of my falls, I would have never had the fun of riding it!
DON"T GIVE UP!!:lol2
Keep your eyes on Jesus!
Who is your God!
Does God keep His promises?
Praying and fasting!!
Give the Lord the glory for your success!!
Plan ahead what you will do when these urges come on you!
by quoting a Bible promise, grab a toothpick and chew on it, take a shower, take a walk, pray with out ceasing.
Will it be hard? YES, Will it be worth it all? YES
I can do ALL things through Christ Who is my Strength and Helper
Keep us posted!!
April 23rd, 2012, 07:28 AM
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
I am weak,
God is strong,
I will give Him my weakness,
and ask for His Almighty Strength,
so that I can surrender this bad
Is smoking a healthy habit?
Can you think of something that you
do to replace the habit with something good?
I was thinking about this...
when I get those urges to continue my past bad habit,
do I stop before I start it...do I start doing it, then remember that God can help me quit this habit...I have a choice, wow that is a wonderful freedom thought!! So I can stop right there to begin a new life...or continue in my past habit. Everytime you have those thoughts and even when you are yielding to those past habits, it is not too late to choose to do right... stop where you are and being a new life of freedom of your prison from the past.
Say no to being a prisoner to your past habits!!
God loves you so much!
He forgives everytime we confess our sins.
He can pick you up and give you another
Try it and Trust Him completely!!
April 27th, 2012, 08:34 AM
1) Are you struggling?
2) Did you fail again?
3) Are you a quitter winner?
1. That is a good sign... because you have not given up!! Wonderful!!
2. That is okay... I failed many times when I was learning a new and better way! U are on the road to success IF you don't stay there....get up and try again, yes, try again, try try again until you win!!
3. Praise the Lord! The Lord is the ONE Who gave you the strength and power to win!! Glory to His Name!!
I have GOOD NEWS for you!!
I prayed for you!
And I have not given up on YOU!
Jesus has promised to never leave you or forsake you!
He loves it when after we fail that we reach out our hands and ask Him for help to get up and try again!!
May 1st, 2012, 07:54 PM
HEY EVERYONE !!!
We just got our Internet hooked up in the new house just a few hours ago (the hazards of living in the country) and I just couldn't wait to get on here to let you know how things are going. It's been over a week since we moved and I'm making it. It's been a very trying time for me and I've had some tough moments... But... I haven't had a real cigarette since April 22nd. I say real because I have an eCig but I only use it when I know that if I don't use it then I'll go buy a pack to get a real one.
God has been most wonderful to me during this move. He reminds me to chew my gum before resorting to the eCig and reminds me of my eCig when I think I have to have a real one. I have, on a few occasions actually yelled in frustration but after my yell, I grab a piece of gum and "get over it".
I haven't been hard on my family either. Well, not so much anyway. My COPD, for some reason, is acting up. Withdrawals, maybe? Don't know... going to a pulmonologist tomorrow to see what's up.
Please continue to pray for me and all of my fellows strugglers on this thread. That God frees us all from this horribly addicting habit and restores us our health.
That, by the way, is my next goal. To lose weight and get off the high blood pressure meds.
Can't stay on long for now. Still unpacking. Loving the house... thank you Jesus !!!
May 1st, 2012, 08:55 PM
I am so thrilled to come here and see that someone has posted!! Praise the Lord!!
That is so wonderful, CatChick!!:cheer:cheer
So good to hear that you are struggling...but not giving up!!
One week from real cigarettes makes you a 7 days smoke-free winner!!
It amazes me when we give something to the Lord to help us that He is there all of the time!
Keep looking to Jesus!!
Keep in the Word!!
Pray without ceasing!
I am praying and believing each one of you will be winners as you lean on His Almighty Arm!!
DON"T GIVE UP!!
IF you fall,get back up!!
We are here for you!!
May 2nd, 2012, 02:39 PM
Hi Mary and All,
Just thought I'd check in and hopefully be an encouragement to others that have become smoke free or any smoke free hopefuls.
It's been just over 16 months for me (late December 2010) since my last puff. For those trying, don't give up. For those tempted after quiting, be strong the urges pass quickly.
May 3rd, 2012, 08:38 AM
:yeah:yeah Praise the Lord!! That is wonderful news!!
John, it might be good to recall the begin of your quitting schedule!!
It wasn't easy, was it? Did you have struggles and urges on top of it if
I remember correctly you were unemployed and looking for another job and
trying to find a place to live at the same time?
Talk about stress and at the same time trying to quit a smoking addiction!!
We are so proud of you,John0730!!
Congratulations John0730 who has been a 16-months smoke-free winner!!
May 4th, 2012, 01:59 PM
IF there are any body who has tried, struggled, and kept struggling and finally caved-in!
No worry! We love you can care enough to let you know that you are still loved and cared for!
Sometimes,smokers have to get support from the professional.
I would encourage any of you to seek some counselor who can help you with your addiction.
It could be that you are having other issues beside your smoking habit.
I would like to invite anyone of you poster to let us know that you have used a counselor or a support group to help you to be successful at kicking this nicotine habit!
God is Your Help!!:pray:pray:hug
May 5th, 2012, 07:01 AM
... take it to the Lord in prayer!!
2Cor. 4:9 struck down...but not destroyed!
Psalm 37:24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.Psalm 129:2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.Proverbs 24:16 for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.
I would like to encourage you all to read Romans 8
Please share with us your struggles, failure and your victories, yes even your little victories!
Did you quit smoking for one hour, 8 hours, 3 days?
We want to hear from you all!!
Don't forget to pray!
May 5th, 2012, 07:02 AM
:cheer :cheer :cheer
We have another smoke-free winner: jonshaff who has been smoke-free for 1 year!
Glory to God 6 years
American Spirit 2 years
cat 3 years
petsforpeggy 1 year and 1 month
MrsBri 2 years
Butterflies 5 days
Tarvan 3 year
jadbad2004 1 year
mercyandgrace 4 days
Christina 1 year
bghtnpd4 3 years
bghtnpd4's husband Mark 3 years
princesstiki 8 months
Love4JC 2 years
jacey 9 months
Jacinth 2 years
Vickimac 5 years
LivnForChrist 21 days
like2opr8 3 years
yogi3939 22 years and 6 months
BevDan 28 days
Andy37 6 years
caroljo 1 week and a half
HugsFromJesus 14 and 1/2 years
Cherished 23 months
Twin Diddy over 2 years
mdeming 16 years
john0730 16 months
ChristIsKing2008 2 1/2 weeks
graybeard 30 days
nanny 1 day
heart_changed99 1 day
Lynn197235 8 weeks
Lynn197235's husband 8 weeks
davidswife over 3 years
bohdan over 15 years
turtle 3 1/2 months
RaptureReady_7 9 years
Isaiahsword 2 days
meshee 40 days
David 40 days
Titus 2's husband
treasures 2 weeks
No Doubts( since May 8th)
Jesusfool 5 weeks
katiesmom07 26 months
WCoastBeliever 25 months
Mom2ten 1 month (e-cig)
Karen 12 years
frankthomson 3 months[/B]
jonshaff 1 year[/QUOTE]
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