I John 2:16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
I Corinthians 6:12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
I am not used to addictions but for two days and nights I was mesmerized by how people furnished their tiny houses and campervans. It started with my attempts to learn how they managed to pack so much even in tiny homes and vans. for living One more Youtube video, only one more, only one more and it continued through the nights! Unbelievable! How easily I succumbed and lost perspective of time and fell to the temptation. I realized I had fallen into temptation and although I did not lose money, I did lose time and sleep which was not healthy nor pleasing to the Lord. It is He who gives His beloved sleep. I was mastered for two days and nights! Thank God I am delivered after repentance and turning to the Word of God.
I have the right to do anything but I was mastered for two days and nights! Thank God for strength to resist the temptation! and I am free!
Are you caught in addiction of drugs, sex, bingeing, even rage? Do you feel incapable of escaping from it by yourself? Turn to the Lord and He will surely save you. Submit to God rather than to the evil one. Ask Him to sustain you in freedom from the addiction.
Lord save me and keep me safe!