As we walk through life we pick up baggage, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly. We can become addicted to a multitude of things. I will start out by stating the obvious things, but I will be focusing primarily on the unseen things.
From my experience we get addicted to these kinds of things because we have a void. A gaping hole about the size of GOD that we are trying to fill. These are the things that satisfy only for a moment but in reality just continue to make the hole bigger and leave you searching for more. Because when we partake in these things we are only drinking from the wrong well.
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
The things we can be addicted to are not only restricted to substances however. We can become addicted to people too, or even animals. When really its just our base longing for companionship or acceptance. Just like before, by seeking our acceptance through man we are drinking from the wrong well. To drink from the right well we need to seek our acceptance from GOD.
8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
What I want to focus on though is the fact that we become addicted to the lies the enemy spreads in our mind. In other words we become addicted to our own insecurities and limitations we set ourselves. We become addicted to unforgivness. We can become addicted to resentment and anger. We can become addicted to depression and self hate. We can become addicted to the labels we ware to the point that we can not even envision ourselves without them.
We say things like
- “Oh that’s just how its always been.”
- “I will never amount to anything.”
- “I don’t deserve happiness”
- “I cant”
we get trapped in these thought processes and in reality its all lies. We need to renew our minds to the truth. The truth being the resurrection of the dead.
13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.
Always remembering that it is by GOD that all things are possible and it is for his GLORY that we are capable of doing all things. That no matter what we do without love its all for nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:2
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
He isnt just saying love in only the sense that we understand it he is saying without GOD I am nothing because GOD is love.
1 John 4:8
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
So I believe that if we struggle with any of these addictions or experience anything like this it can all be taken away in one moment and we can then use the circumstance to testify to the truth. The truth that love can break every chain and set people free. The truth that is JESUS
as always thank you for hearing the impressions of my heart and remember.
Laugh to heal