I had an earth-shattering revelation the other day. Maybe for you it’s no big deal, but, for me, it rocked me to the core.
ADDICTION ISN’T ALWAYS A BAD THING.
I was shocked.
As someone who’d dealt with addiction, I would argue that yes, addiction is a very bad thing. It’s horrible. It ruins lives. It causes death. It destroys relationships.
But that was my kind of addiction. And many others’ addictions.
‘Cause those are all headed down the same dead-end road. Alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography…
I was pretty sure Jesus would agree.
But I read a verse I’d never noticed before.
1 Corinthians 16:15 says I beseech you, brethren, ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints…
That word ADDICTED just jumped off the page for me.
They ADDICTED themselves to the ministry of the saints.
Jesus doesn’t have a problem with addiction. He WANTS us to be addicted. But He wants us to be addicted to Him.
That’s great news for people like me with an addictive personality. We don’t have to rebuke that or try to change it at all.
We just turn our addiction to Christ.