As a person gets free of an addition, if they are spiritually fit, they see that what they were addicted to is a sympton of the real problem, the self. They got high because it felt good to them. They lied because it made them look good in the eyes of others, or excused their behavior. They gambled because they thought it would make them wealthy without the effort of working. They viewed pornography originally to ingratiate themself sexually. Every addiction was birthed in a desire to self-serve. We want the hope of a different life experience that would make us unique to everyone else. God has delivered us from an addiction, but we must be spiritually minded to see that we need delivered from self into the image of Christ. In His image, we no longer have the desire uniqueness, but rather pleasing Him.
However, if we aren't spiritually fit, it's very easy to fall into a different addiction all together. It is important to see that you have an enemy that is a deceiver, waiting to bring you into a different enslavement by our neglect of spirituality. We need daily to see the enemies onslaught to bring us down again in a different area. People delivered from alcohol, may become addicted to sweets, as an example. Drug addicts that get clean may become workaholics, for another. We need to be aware we are in a fight to be free.
"Stand fast therefore in thr liberty by which Christ has made us
free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage."
Gal. 5:1 (NKJV)
How do you stay fit and stand fast? For one, daily surrender. Freedom has its cost. We must see that. Self-sacrifice is a word that we humans tend to dislike. Giving up what we want to do, in order to do what is right, is not always pleasant, but it is pleasing to God. It is simple. When our eyes open each morning, if we turn our will and our life over to His control, spirituality may rule the day. That doesn't mean an easy day, by no means. It does place God in the lead. And He will keep what you truly commit to Him. Another thing is filling our mind, and committing to memory, passages of scripture to use and meditate on. Prayer and passages of the Word are devil-repelling and life transforming.
People who stand fast in their belief automatically have an attraction to others. People want to know how they stay fixed because that in itself is difficult when we are hounded to be as most individuals are, swayed on every side. Stay fit spiritually, stand strong against enslavement to anything in life, except your desire to be as Christ. Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all, Keith.