Addition is powerful. Sometimes you realize you have a problem, and sometimes you don’t. Most of the time, I don’t think we realize it until it’s almost too late. Additions can sneak up on you.
I really enjoy stories. We all do! When the newest TV show debuts or movie releases, we can’t wait to see it. There’s just something about them that draws us to sit for hours watching stories play out in front of us. I remember watching the show, Dawson’s Creek, as a teen. Whatever the cast/characters were going through, it felt like I was going through. Thinking back on those days, I realize how silly I was. I made their reality mine. I would filter all my experiences through the show, therefore making the show my reality. Well, that is the ADDICTION I am posting about. I could spend hours and hours, hooked on TV shows and movies. When I would walk out into the ‘real world’, I would think that this or that person may be thinking of me the way someone in the show/movie did. It’s ridiculous. Living a lie.
Maybe you can relate. Your favorite TV shows, movies, music, or even close relationships become false realities. Sometimes watching relationships unfold in shows, movies, and even commercials these days, can altar your beliefs. Heed Solomon’s advice. Not only with lust, but anything that you watch or listen to that skews your judgement.
Don’t lust for her beauty. Don’t let her coy glances seduce you. (Proverbs 6:25 NLT)
‘Regard lust as a warning sign of danger ahead. When you notice that you are attracted to a person of the opposite sex or preoccupied with thoughts of him or her, your desires may lead you to sin. Ask God to help you change your desires before you are drawn into sin.’ -Life Application Study Bible
I am glad to say that I am no longer addicted to TV shows and movies. I still like them though.