Wednesday, May 01, 2013
HABITS OR ADDICTIONS?
We all have habits. We have things we tend to do every day on a regular basis. Some of the things we do are innocent and funny but others can be addictive and deadly. Our challenge is to determine habits we have that may be harmful to us and strive to remove them from our lives. We can’t always get rid of habits easily. What we begin doing in fun can turn into a habit and then into an addiction. An addiction to something other than God is the same as putting worldly things first in our lives or worshiping idols. We are clearly told by God to run from the worship of idols.
1 Corinthians 10:14 “So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we know there are all forms of idols in our lives. We all have things we do that we call habits but they are really addictions. Show us today what things we are doing that we should stop doing so we can better worship You. We don’t want our addictions to become greater than our love and worship for You. Show us today how to move away from our addictions and our worshiping of idols so we can better worship You and serve others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We need to make a list today of what we do that is an addiction and ask God to help us turn away from these things.
God knows what things and what people we put before Him. Ask Him to reveal these things to you today.
When we go before God and ask Him to show us what things we need to stop doing, we need to be ready to listen and obey.
Addictions can creep up on us very quickly. Let’s go to God today and ask Him to show us what we may be turning into an addiction.
Idol worship is clear to God and sometimes clear to others; however, it isn’t always clear to those who are participating in it.
What we begin doing in fun can turn into a habit and then into an addiction.
1 Corinthians 6:12 “You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.” (NLT)