Friday, January 18, 2008

Thoughts of Addictions and Behavior

I think everyone has addictions. At least a friend from work says everyone has them. The more I thought of it the more I agreed.

Cigarettes, Coffee, Eating, Not eating, Attention, Control, Internet, Nail biting

I think they are caused by gaps in our hearts.
Blaise Pascal said "There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart."

I think addictions nest in that concept. Addictive things. Obsessive things.
Everyone has needs that tend to manifest in different ways. Depending on who that person is includes infinite factors: personality, temperament, grooming, environment, childhood and current situations, stress, feelings for the day, emotional maturity, etc...
Somehow 'connection' with God fills us so addictions have no hold.
It takes time for things to be dislodged. It takes time for God to remove things. God is the Counselor He says He is.

So everyone of us needs counselling?

For those with a more logical mind...
A) If everyone of us needs God.
B) God is the counselor
Therefore
C) Everyone of us needs the Counselor
Q.E.D.

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