Why won’t God make me quit?

Q: My mom wants me to stop a bad habit. I prayed, but God hasn’t made me stop doing it. Help.

A: Oh, I hear you! When I was smoking three packs of cigarettes a day, I knew I shouldn’t, but I couldn’t stop. I was newly studying Christian Science, and I’d learned that God can help us with anything. So I kept expecting God to stop me from smoking by taking away the craving. But that didn’t happen.

Here’s how I finally got help. I was on tour with a ballet company, and the director walked into my hotel room and was engulfed in a haze of cigarette smoke. 

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