How I stopped smoking

Pink&BlueStarred Page By Pink&Blue, 2nd Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/12gipgor/
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This is my personal story on how I gave up smoking. To all those out there who want to stop rest assured, there is one powerful and sure way to stop.

New beginnings.

After trying to stop the bad habit of smoking for over a year I almost gave up the fight. There seemed to be no solution and I concluded that I had no sense of will power and couldn't give up the habit. One night I recalled how one of the authors at Wikinut told of her success at stopping. She said that it was through prayer and God that she was able to stop. That night I decided to give up the fight and leave it in the hands of the almighty and I said this to god in prayer.
The next morning I awoke like any other morning, but I told myself that this was the last day of smoking for me.

Temptations await me.

Later that day I went to the grocery store to get some household items. Upon my arrival I met a friend who lives in the neighborhood, she told me that she just wanted to get one item but was smoking and told me to hold the cigarette for her. It all happened so fast before I knew it she had reached the door of the grocery store and I stared at the cigarette between my fingers. This prove to be the ultimate test for me- I stared at the smoking cigarette and almost gave in, when I heard a cough that sounded horrible to my ears. I spun around and saw a man with a cast on his arm. He was puffing away at a cigarette that was almost down to the butt. The coughed that horrific cough again and my thoughts froze. Is this how I really want to end up? But my mind raged on,"just one pull..." it said.

Overcoming is not easy.

It seemed Like an eternity before I saw her emerging from the grocery store smiling. She hadn't known I was trying to stop smoking and I couldn't really blame her. Before she left we exchanged some niceties and I walked into the store smiling to myself. I had defeated the urge to smoke with self control and a lot of love from god. The urge to smoke is not one that is easily stopped but I can now say that it is not a totally lost cause. The scenario is still fresh in my mind and I knew that if I had not surrendered to God, I would have not given up smoking. Today is 24th day of having smoke free lungs and I am feeling very proud of myself. In writing this article I hope to inspire others to stop smoking. Just leave it in the hands of the Almighty God ... with him all things are possible.

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Cigarettes, God, Lungs, Smoking, Stop, Strong, Success, Surrender, Will

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author avatar Pink&Blue
I am from a small island called Trinidad and Tobago. I love writing and i take it seriously.Most of my work is straight from the heart whilst others require some soul searching.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Well done Crystal story and giving up smoking, wonderful on all counts! Congratulations my friend!

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Well done Crystal. I am so proud of you. Congrats on the star page. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar jayababy
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

hi Crystal, u have posted a very useful information, my dear. Congratulations, Star Crystal!!

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author avatar Pink&Blue
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you all for your kind words, and thank you lauls for the page moderation and the star.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Crystal - good for you! When we surrender to the power of the Godforce, all things are possible. Thank you, and congratulations on the star page.

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author avatar Pink&Blue
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Steve for your beautiful words of encouragement.

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author avatar Goodpal
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

You do have willpower but discovered it only after you became truly honest about yourself.

I really admire you and congratulate you on your victory over temptation.

Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Pink&Blue
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you goodpal.

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Great Star Page, and congrats, Crystal, on giving up the evil weed...A really inspiring share...

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author avatar Pink&Blue
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you songbird.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Congratulations, Crystal!

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author avatar gold stand
4th Jul 2011 (#)

very nice....despite of the temptation you faced...there is a consequence that you need to choose...I hope every smokers shall face such situation of what was done to you...

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author avatar J A Ridley
4th Jul 2011 (#)

The love of god is very helpful but I still needed the patch to quit. Good job!

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author avatar Retired
5th Jul 2011 (#)

Have to agree with you, Crystal...if it's one person who can free you from smoking or some other vice, it's God...we need to surrender all to God...and like you said...with Him, all things are possible.....

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author avatar Pink&Blue
6th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Starrleena for your comment.

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author avatar MAnature
8th Jul 2011 (#)

I quit with good old MIND OVER MATTER! :)

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author avatar MAnature
10th Jul 2011 (#)

I was not trying to be unloving or unkind :(... Maybe, I should have said I stopped by utilizing~ My God Within~ Peace, Kindness, & Light <3

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author avatar Pink&Blue
8th Jul 2011 (#)

Sometimes it's much harder for others.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Jul 2011 (#)

You've a great will power.

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author avatar Pink&Blue
10th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you for your comment

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