Laying the Axe at the Root of Addiction
The longings and cravings are a part of a divine design, for those who acknowledge they are powerless are in a place to receive supernatural help.As I write this article on the roots and spiritual origins of addiction, my cup of hot Caffe Americano is sitting inches from my keyboard. If it were not here I would be wishing it was. To some degree, we each use things and people to sustain or reach levels of well-being. Sadly many things are destructive and addictive, and even moderation enslaves if there are deeper wounds and insecurities which we are seeking to medicate. It’s common for people to medicate inadequacies with things that leave them even more ravished.
Hundreds of millions of people struggle with compulsive addictions such as smoking, substance addictions, food addictions, sexual addictions, gambling and shopping. Society smiles at some addictions (i.e. caffeine or body art) and shames many others (i.e. masturbation or internet porn). Few would connect the dots and see