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Excerpt from my book: Addiction A Personal Story
By Lacy D Enderson
Monday, April 24, 2006

Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Let the poor say, I am rich!

I read a story in the newspaper about a man who shot his wife, his children and then himself because he could not provide for his family. For him, it was easier to have them dead than to watch them go without. Isn't that sad? He quit. He gave up. I don't know his full circumstances but I know that what he did was not the best answer. Actually, to me and to God, it was no answer at all. The stronghold that money has on some people can cause devastating results. The love of money truly is the root of all evil. Statistics show that money is the cause of most divorces. Most of my drinking when I was alone was because of financial reasons. It seems ironic now how much money I spent on alcohol to drown out my financial fears. If I added up all the money it cost me to escape from uncomfortable feelings of fear, I probably would have been able to pay the bills. That is the insanity of alcoholism. I took my last few dollars to buy cigarettes and alcohol and then complained I couldn't buy food. One of the hardest principles I had to learn in recovery was that, fear of economic failure would leave me. They told me I no longer had to be motivated by fear of finances. That didn't happen overnight. That was a long process. I couldn't imagine being free from financial fear. It was what I thought about all day long. But today if I wake up in the morning and thank God for His provision, I might not receive a new boat, but I have food, and clothes and all my needs are met. There is contentment in my life today I never experienced before.

Thought to meditate on:
I think financial insecurity is the norm for most people. Not to many people have a huge savings account and an endless supply of money. God knows we all wish we did but that is not a true reality for most people. And it seems for those who do have more, they just have bigger expenses and more bills. So in the end, we are all doing about the same financially. But God doesn't want our focus to be on what we have and don't have. He wants us focused on Him. He is our provider. He will meet all of our needs. If you put God first, He will put you first. The Bible says that God wants you lacking no good thing. He wants your vats to be full and overflowing.

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Reviewed by Stanice Anderson 12/8/2006
I listened to your interview today on www.Talk12Radio.com. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your life in the Name of Jesus.
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 5/19/2006
LACY, YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE ALREADY VAST, IN CHRIST. I WILL ADD YOU TO MY PRAYER BOOK. THE LORD OUR GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE IN HIM ~ rhonda
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 4/28/2006
YOUR BOOK WILL AND IS GOING TO TOUCH AND INSPIRE NATIONS OF PEOPLE AND I WILL BE IN TOUCH ALWAYS.
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 4/24/2006
Hi Lacy's
You are so right about God wanting us to focus on Him. I belong to a healing ministry, here in Toronto. Two weeks ago, at our Wednesday healing session, a young woman came in for prayer and healing. She told us how her marriage was suffering because of her husband's drug addiction; how her children were starving because there wasn't enough money to buy groceries; how her own health was failing because she couldn't cope. When she cried out to God, I noticed she kept telling Him what to do about her situation. I gently prodded her to ASK, not TELL. To make a long story short, when we saw her last Wednesday, she told us that when she went home after the healing/praying session, her husband gave her $100. She went to the grocery store and was $10 short. She began removing items from the shopping cart. A woman behind her offer to pay, not just $10 but for her entire shopping. It's amazing what God will do when you trust Him enough to ask.
God Bless you as you continue to put your trust in Him.

Lena


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