"...for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved."
2 Peter 2:19
Have you ever been addicted? Perhaps it's alcohol or a substance abuse, food cravings or entertainment, a favorite activity or immoral images and desires. None of these things provide a pleasant topic for conversation, but they are an important issue to address.
When we choose things to fulfill us which are against God's best intention for our lives, they soon become wrongly enjoyable, but only for a brief moment. Our immediate response is to pursue them again, and then again, and again. Soon, we are enslaved, and the enjoyment of our sin turns to guilt and ruin, shame and hardship. The movies don't advertise the long-term effects of an affair. The music culture rarely relates how horrible drug addiction truly is. Jesus came to set us free; to release us from the sins that ruin our lives. When we come to Christ, it's time to let the sin go, and hang onto the Lord - the only One worth being first and foremost in our lives!