Reblogged today – Sunday. This one is near and dear to my heart, and today’s message at church will be about addiction. I thought maybe it was apropo.
Addiction is addiction is addiction. If you cannot control it, and it interferes with your relationships (especially your relationship with God), it is addiction. Alcohol, heroin, crack , porn, online shopping….all reward the reward centers of the human brain, but differently in different people. Which dopamine receptors scream the loudest determine which drug-of-choice a person might invest in. Mine happened to be alcohol. But all scream loudly. I long for the blood of Jesus to replace the toxic flow in my system that not even active recovery can replace. In constant touch with my limitations, both as an alcoholic and someone who experiences chronic health issues, I need a transfusion of the Blood of Christ every day.
When I first started dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, I had the “I gave at the office” mentality; as in thanks for considering me, God….really, it’s an honor…
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