Day 15 of 21
What is addiction?
According to Mr. Dictionary, the definition of addiction is "the compulsive need for a habit-forming substance; the condition of being habitually and compulsively occupied by something."
Let's put that in perspective as believers. It means compulsively worshipping something other than God.
Can we worship food and allow it to be a secret addiction? Absolutely!
What do you crave?
Is there a food you know is bad for you but you CRAVE it almost obnoxiously? Diet coke? Sweets? Chips? Are you an emotional eater? You run to food to cope instead of prayer?
I think we've all been there. The first step to recovery is ADMITTING there is an addiction to the feeling you get when eating that food.
Essentially, what we are saying to God when we run to food instead of Him is, "This will give me a better feeling that you will." This is backwards. And that lie is from the enemy.
Take a moment to dig through these:
- Romans 13:13
- 1 Peter 5:8
- Exodus 20:3
- Ephesians 2:4-5
- 2 Corinthians 12:9
- Ephesians 1:7-8
If you are broken and in bondage over food addiction, I want to pray for you. You are not alone. Consider taking the first step in admitting this sin by praying for forgiveness. Seeking God first (before roaming the kitchen).
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I love you. I do. I care deeply. And I will commit to praying fervently today that God breaks the chains of ANY addiction we have in our life (myself included).
Ask Him to reveal areas in your life that are ALMOST addictions because you are allowing them to become idols. Protect yourself and ask Him for help.
Comment below and tell me what's on your heart!