Why I Don't Drink Alcohol

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"I want to share my perspective on the effects of drinking based on God's Word and from the eyes of a young impressionable Christian." (Charisma archives)

A few weeks ago I felt led to write this blog. I dismissed it immediately with the thought that I have no right nor credibility to discuss the matter. I'm no theologian, have no doctorate, and have personally never had alcohol in my existence. 

God convinced me otherwise. Within the week, I saw numerous posts on my feed of Christian people drinking and God continued speaking to my heart with different Scripture verses and convictions. I want to share my perspective on the effects of drinking based on God's Word and from the eyes of a young, impressionable Christian.

No matter what I do, when I see or hear of Christian people drinking, my spiritual respect level for that person plummets. I have no judgement or condemnation towards them but I just can't help that I no longer carry the same regard that I did before. I wondered why, asking God to help me find clarity. I stumbled upon this verse in  2 Timothy 2:20-22:

"In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts."

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