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Don’t feed the monster

I What, monster? What am I talking about? This is a metaphor I use to describe the flesh, or our evil desires. I am not in no way calling anyone a monster, I’m calling bad habits mosters. Everytime, someone entertains, or gives in to the negative thoughts, they are feeding the monster. When someone uses, and abuses drugs they are feeding the monster. The more we feed the monster, the more the monster demands and craves. I fed the monster cigarette after cigarette for 20 years, until one day last year I had had enough, and that’s when I just quit. I was fed up with spending money, time, and energy, on cigarettes. We are all in our own race, and some may have an easier time quitting even after 20 years. The important thing is to keep fighting for yourself. Fight for the freedom of not having to use, everyday. Try quitting one bad habit at a time, because it can be very overwhelming, to try and quit to many things at once. I quit drinking soda years before, I even knew I was going to do this, because I had the fear of getting another kidney stone. I like to think of the monster as a gator. It is said to be unwise to feed a gator, because it will lose it’s fear of humans and attack. This is the same thing bad habbits do. They will push further than someone, wants to go. They will keep someone, longer than they want to stay. Then bad habbits, cost more than anyone wants to pay.

Here at breaking bad habits there is no judgement. I of all people understand and I love each of you. I don’t love bad habits, but everyone has habits. It is important to always be examining oneself, and to be positive, find the bad habits and to simply change from bad habits to good habits. The monster is going to fight to keep it’s claws in someone’s life, but determination, motivation, and education, will help anyone succeed. Someone should Determine they want to live a healthier life. This should help to motivate them to want to stop feeding the monster. It’s important for each person to educate themselves, because it helps quit bad habits when they research why it’s bad theirself. When someone else tells a person why cigarettes are bad it seems like a nag, but when someone reads for themself it hits a little deeper. In my case my fathers death was partially from all the years he smoked cigarettes. The best reason to quit feeding the monster is, because it’s better to live someone’s own life without being a prisoner to a bad habit.

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My name is James Carter, and you are visiting breaking bad habits. I believe everyone has habits, good and bad. When I was 34 years old, I woke up and looked in the mirror. I was shocked, I had been drinking every night for so long, that I was fat. I weighed 355 pounds, and ran out of breathe and almost passed out to try and tie my shoes. This was the day I started to wake up. I had a long journey ahead of me, but with prayer, meditation, fasting and exercise I was on my way. It’s been 6 years since then I’ve quit most of my bad habits, and I’m down to below 200 pounds. I have to be honest, that day in 2014 I never dreamed I would have gotten this far. If someone like me can quit, so can you.

7 thoughts on “Don’t feed the monster

  1. I’m glad you were resolute in your resolve to quit bad habits. God’s using you to help liberate others in that situation. As you rightly said, bad habits are monsters. When we keep feeding them with what they want, they keep growing bigger and get more difficult to get rid of. Blessings.

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  2. Well, we are bound to come across people who will seek to discourage us and make us feel terrible. However, we continue to stand on our conviction and refuse to be dissuaded. Don’t let them get to you. What do I call you by the way?

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