A major trigger for many people who have addictions is anxiety. In an attempt to calm themselves, they rely on different medications or alcohol. They, then, become dependent upon medication or alcohol, or a combination of the two, to relax.
Many people suffer from social anxiety. Social anxiety is the uncomfortable feelings that come from being around people. It is important to know social anxiety is real.
Many with social anxiety believe there is something terribly wrong with them. Because they feel this way, they attempt, through their addiction, to escape the uncomfortable feeling associated with social anxiety, not realizing their addiction is creating even more anxiety in their lives.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Because we have an enemy in the devil, along with his evil powerful forces in the earthly and heavenly realms who battle us daily, we must put on the full armor of God. The very armor our loving God provides us with to stand our ground.
So what is the armor of God that we must put on fully that empowers us to stand our ground against these evil enemies?
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Paul, The Apostle of Grace
In Ephesians 6:10-11, Paul begins bringing his letter to the Ephesian believers to a close. He instructs them to "