The Danger of Smoking

Consequences

There are always consequences to actions. Sometimes painful, other times pleasurable. But there are always consequences.

I smoked cigarettes for many years. Over 20 years to be exact.

Now that I am 45 years old. I regret ever starting smoking. It has negatively impacted my life.

I could have died from a Stroke. Thank God I didn’t.

But I want to warn the young about cigarettes. If your thinking of smoking, don’t do it. It’s a deadly addiction that will kill you someday.

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Why I Started

I started smoking because I missed my Dad. My dad smoked Tobacco.

Smoking is a sin. God hates it.

My Mum said to me if I start smoking, I will regret it. She was right. I did not know what regret meant at the time, but I knew it wasn’t a good feeling.

Social

There was a real socially acceptable side to smoking. You had a cigarette with other people and had a chat whilst smoking. It was an accepted form of entertainment.

I wish I didn’t start. It has impacted my health in more ways than 1.

All I can do is think positively and pray that I don’t have any underlying diseases caused by smoking cigarettes.

Where is God in all of this?

The Holy Spirit told me to give up smoking over 2 years ago because he was preparing me for my future.

I started suffering physical side effects about the time I gave up smoking cigerettes. The Holy Spirit was adamant. STOP SMOKING NOW.

So I listened to the Spirit, and I stopped. Cold Turkey.

The NSW Government was a big support. They have a Quit Smoking online forum you can join. That was a lifeline to me. A place where ex smokers can go to support each other.

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Addiction

I was an addict. Smoking is a drug and I was an addict. It’s hard to say. But it’s true.

I still get tempted some days to have a cigarette. But I don’t fall. I can’t. I’ve come too far to give up myself.

The Future?

The future looks bright. I’m doing what I love. I’m writing and volunteering for the Queensland Government.

I think my life is about to get very exciting. Why? Because I obeyed the Holy Spirit.

Life is fun with God. You just have to listen 😊

PSALM 91:15

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

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