By Ian Glover
Self esteem is something I believe that we would all like to
have but when you have some powerful addiction one of the
things you lose is your self esteem.
None of us like to think we are addicted to something and are
adamant that we are in complete control, only doing what we do
because we so enjoy it and that giving it up would be so easy
it’s just that we don’t want to give it up isn’t it?!!!
There are many different type of addictions such as alcohol,
drugs, overeating, sex, perfectionism – the list could go on
and on and we all think that one addiction is worse than
another – well that is not really the case – each addiction
affects the self esteem and well being of the affected person
and probably their loved ones and family as well.
Once the person faces up to the fact that they do have a
problem, and that is most certainly the first stage, then they
might seek some form of professional help – now I am not
knocking these professionals because I truly believe that they
do a great job but unless you reach the inner being of the
person I truly believe that it is only a matter of time before
that person who was supposedly cured starts all over again
their addiction – that is why you see people who’ve been
smoking for many years and those who have not touched a drop
alcohol suddenly start again.
How do I know this? – well I reckon I’m pretty much an expert
in the field of addiction to alcohol and cigarettes – they
such an important party of my life for so many years and when
finally admitted I had a huge problem I took all the help I
could find, some of it I even paid for. I did well for almost
one year but boy was it hard and I soon started again this
with such a vengeance that it caused my business and marriage
breakdown and I found myself living in a mobile home on my own
with drink being my only companion.
What happened to me on that day in December 2002 was nothing
short of a modern day miracle – overnight, and I mean
I stopped both drinking and smoking, have never touched either
of these but more importantly NEVER EVER have had the desire
for these in the slightest. A few months later I was reunited
with my wife and children and couldn’t be happier with my life
if I was to win the lottery – I wouldn’t swap this inner peace
and complete happiness that I have for anything in this world.
I just had to write about what happened on that day which is
what I have done in the hope that the same release from
powerful addictions can become a reality for others who are
living their lives addicted to something in the same way I was
– the difference it makes is incredible and I just hope and
pray that you can all find the release and subsequent inner
peace and contentment that I’ve now got, I really do.
A recent testimonial, exerts of which are included below, show
just why I want this book to reach and touch people who are
looking for what I’ve found.
I LAVISHED your book. My life was in shambles; my wife had
divorced me and tonight I was in such a state of despair that
had rung my Mother to tell her that suicide was my only option
after reading your book I have a peace about me that I have
had since I was 19 and I'm 56 now. Thank you thank you for
allowing God to speak through you to me - I now feel a
relief from all the pain and misery I have known for the past
years and I thank you for saving my life - actually GOD SAVED
LIFE but you threw me the life preserver - may God continue to
bless you, your family and your ministry.
Roy Thompson, Atlanta, Georgia - firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Author: The author had had a dreadful drink problem
for over 30 years but was miraculously freed from this
overnight which resulted in him becoming a Christian. 3 years
on his life couldn't be better and he wrote his book in the
hope this may help others. Details of his book and contact
details can be found at www.aspecialjourney.com