What is an addiction?

Do you have any addictions?

In medical terminology, an addiction is a state in which the body relies on a substance for normal functioning and develops physical dependence.

The term “addiction” is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive physical dependence or psychological dependence.

Addictions come in so many different shapes and sizes.

You, like most, may tend to think of the addictions of drugs or alcohol but that is just a tip of an iceberg.

Think of the addiction of money for the C.E.O of a Corporate Business that is after that next sale, needs to continually save more money, or earn more money.

The addiction of having power or control over others.

There is the addiction of materialism that gives one a temporary fix when they get a new pair of shoes, a new car, a new boat, or a new house etc.

There is the addiction of sexual impurity.

There is the addiction of pleasure for the next thrill, the next video game, the next vacation, the next fun activity.

There is the addiction of people pleasing – or approval addictions.

The addiction of gambling.

The addiction of food.

There is the addiction of self centeredness as always doing things that may look good but for the benefit of self.

There is the addiction of an anorexia or bulimia.

There is the addiction of a homosexual.

When you take your eyes off the way the world sees and views things, to the way GOD sees, you can see where your true heart is.

He knows your heart and you are to be loving Him with your whole heart – freely walking in victory.

Who doesn’t want you in victory? The enemy. Stand strong and put on the whole armour of GOD (Ephesians 6) and let those darts of addictions fall to the ground. Let His truth transform, renew, and rebuild you.

May you be set free from whatever is holding you captive and lay whatever is keeping you in bondage before your LORD and savior and take those steps to freedom and victory.

Proverbs 5:22-23 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.


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