We don’t like to use the word ‘slave’. especially if it is applied to ourselves or someone we love. But, we are more than happy to refer to others as ‘slaves to their addictions’
A slave is someone who is held in a certain place or situation against their will. They are powerless to change their circumstances. That certainly applied to me when I was caught up in my addiction to alcohol. Thank God today I know Jesus as my Higher Power. He enables me to overcome many faults in myself that could lead me back to addiction if I let them.
The world is full of people who are slaves. To fear, selfishness, self-loathing and many other emotions. Jesus tells us we are all slaves because we are all sinners. We need to be honest with ourselves and admit that when we try to overcome obstacles in our own strength we fail.
God promises us that if we call on Him, He will set us free. Jesus said “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. whatever you are battling with today ‘FOLLOW HIM TO FREEDOM’
John 8:34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.