While reading this book on addiction, so I could better help people, I discovered my own issue. Funny how that works. It’s not a stretch to say we all have an addiction and it is our selfish self.
God doesn’t want us to be ignorant. He says in James 1:5-6 to ask for wisdom and that he will freely give it to you. Satan knows this. He doesn’t want you to know how good God really is! So he helps us to keep our focus on our own fleshly desires. We do spiritual things, but we don’t place a high importance on consuming God’s Word to the point we can walk it and talk it. When is the last time you skipped food because you were so deep into God’s Word and wanted to hear from him? If you have not turned to God’s Word to really search for answers, then you can’t experience the transforming power of it in your daily life.
So when asked, “what do you do about your problem?” most answer, talk to a trusted friend, attended a group or talk to a family member. Is the answer ever, I’ve been digging into God’s Word for answers?
We have a worship disorder. We worship our self. We spend most of the day looking out and planning our own desires. I’m trying to refocus my addiction of self to God. I am trying to surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit in me to reframe my thinking and to know the importance of God’s Word. I want to fully trust it, cultivate it and live it. Enough with the temporary pleasures. They are just to temporary. I want my addiction to be Jesus!