Addictions

I think all of us have them, like it or not. I mean to say that we have proclivities, and we battle with our flesh to follow Christ. But as Christians, we are not under the rule of sin. “For sin have no dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” (Rom. 6:14, KJV)

I love that – Christ followers are not under the compulsions that can control. Whatever your drug of choice: food, entertainment, self-adulation, porn; Jesus has set you free from it! If only you would come to Him, confess your sin, take on his light yoke and follow His ways.

Confession takes on two forms: one another and to God. James 5:16 reminds us of the former aspect, while Matthew 6:12 and Luke 11:4 (the Lord’s prayer) directs us to ask our Heavenly Father to forgive us our sins. The precondition, of course, is that we forgive others ourselves. That takes courage, but with the Holy Spirit’s nudge, we are certainly able to accomplish this feat.

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