‘Bermuda Triangle’ of Holiday Drinking
The Temple Bar
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“Next, once you get to the party, go directly to the bar and get yourself a club soda or some other non-alcoholic beverage. If you are holding a drink, people will be far less likely to ask, “Why aren’t you drinking!” The answer to that question, in any event, is none of their business.” – Fox News
“None of their business” should be replaced with, “Pray for me to overcome my sin of drinking.”
He who humbles himself and renounces his sin, giving all daily to Jesus, will overcome.
Instead of drinking from the bottle called “The Temple Bar” get yourself before the Living God in His Temple.
It is never “none of their business” but in the Light as God is Light.
Indeed a surrendered life to the will of God will not indulge as the world indulges with a flood of dissipation, thus skipping many a holiday party.
Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, ~ Jesus, Luke 21:34
A “weighed down” heart is one that cannot rise above personal sins, life’s despairs and lies other’s are drowning in. It is a depressed heart that escapes through drink. It is a empty heart that is just beating out it’s days until it finally stops.
How many this holiday, rather than a holyday season, have hearts weighed down with wasted time celebrations. Wasting and being wasted is the call of the world’s holiday season. No wonder many lapse into alcoholism.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.
If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:5-10
Note the following.
- No more darkness about your drinking problem.
- You learn to fellowship with others who walking in the Light.
- Confess your sin of drinking in various ways as you are tempted.
- All of the above has to be done before the Living God who alone can grant the power to overcome the misery of sin.
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“In Alcoholics Anonymous, we call Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s the “Bermuda triangle” of alcoholism.
That’s because so many problem drinkers start off the holiday season with good intentions, but all too often drown in a sea of family and office parties.
Somehow, alcoholics and non-problem drinkers alike give themselves permission to drink more than usual this time of year, just because it’s the holiday season. Some drink to celebrate and others to drown their sorrows. Either way the ramifications for getting drunk at work, at a family party, or any holiday gathering are severe. It’s amazing how quickly drinking can spiral out of control.” How to navigate the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of holiday drinking