Daily Devotional – 1/5/16 “What’s your addiction?”

Did you know addiction is defined as either a drug dependence or devotion? Well, when referring to drug dependence, addiction is a state of physiological (body) or psychological (mental) dependence on a potentially harmful drug. Whereas when referring to devotion, addiction is a great interest in a particular thing to which a lot of time is devoted. So, I ask you; what’s your addiction? Think on it before you answer. I say that because while I was driving in to work this morning, the Holy Spirit shared this with me … You can be addicted to the pain, the abuse, the pettiness of life, being hurt, being misused and even fear. You can be so mentally addicted that you don’t even recognize it anymore. You can be so addicted to someone depreciating you that you don’t even recognize when someone actually appreciates you. You can be so addicted to the pain being inflicted by someone you love that you’ll crave it instead of running from it. Beloved, you can even be so addicted to the fear of ‘what if’ that it consumes your entire life. You’re so addicted to folk telling you no, you can’t, don’t do that or you won’t prosper; that you’ll be denying yourself before you even begin. Think about it.

I can imagine a person addicted to pain pills will still think they have the original pain, in their body, even though they’ve been cured a long time ago. But because their body now craves it, they must have it. When a person is addicted to drugs and alcohol, they crave the feeling it gives them. And it’s the same way with whatever you’re addicted too. You can be so addicted to a man or woman that you’ll do whatever they tell you to do because you crave their attention. You can be addicted to sabotaging worship service that it doesn’t matter who the pastor is, you’re hell bent on making sure it doesn’t work. You can be addicted to being mean, angry and bitter because now your mind craves it. You can even be addicted to loving the wrong person because that’s all your spirit craves. Yet you can overcome it but you have to release that which you are addicted to. This is why you have to be careful of the WHO. What’s WHO? Well it’s the person or thing you Willing Hand Over your heart too. Yea, see if you willing hand over your heart to a man or woman it doesn’t belong too or to a thing that’s not good for you; you can become addicted. So you may need to put yourself in rehab. You may need to block some folk. You may need to step away from some things. You may need to reevaluate your life because your addiction is getting the best of you. God can help you overcome it but you have to willing hand your heart over to Him. For the bible says in 1 Peter 5:10, “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” So, what’s your addiction? Say it and then cast it out!

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