This story was shared by Cheryl.
I have quit smoking multiple times, I have used the patches, the pills, cold turkey for up to 5 years. And for whatever reason, I fall back. As many, I said NYE (New Year’s Eve) would be my last. But as I snubbed out the one and the only smoke I had today, I came to this site. I am so tired of this bondage. And I have even asked God to release me, and for over 3000 hours, of which I documented on my calendar, I was freed from it. But for whatever reason, I slipped up again.
Thanks to his Grace, I know he hasn’t changed his feelings for me cause of my weakness. But I want to quit, I have been in the medical profession for many years, and I know its effect. So that makes me doubly ashamed. I don’t know why I fall back, but I am not, and I say that with vehemence, I will NOT give up. So here I am, praying for success, and looking to others like myself, that I can and will overcome this demon, called cigarettes. So I thank each contributor for your input, and I have gotten tools already.
As of the last flame that died I am now going to release this from my life. I know I am stronger than a little paper wrapped pile of weeds, grass, or twigs. So Good luck and God Bless each of you who are now (an ex-smoker) and (I send) my prayers for you and myself, smoke free, and he who is free, is free indeed.
*** Thank you for sharing your story and experience Cheryl. To help you fight smoking relapse, the same with those who are feeling this way, don’t envy someone who smokes, rather show pity on him. Why, because his health is at risk, he coughs pretty often, his skin is full of wrinkles, his teeth are stained, he smells bad, he is suffering from panic attacks, he is trying to budget his hard earned money, he is irritable when he cannot smoke and he is and will always be a nicotine addict unless he stops his addiction.
You are already a non-smoker and non-smokers do not need nicotine to live their lives normally. Keep in mind that smoking is bad, it is not relieving your stress, it is not making you relaxed, focused, comfortable nor happy. Remove those lies in your mind and you will become a non-smoker for life.
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