Choose Your Addictions by Dr. Andrew Bucksot

Choose Your Addictions by Dr. Andrew Bucksot

Every January workout facilities are at full capacity, with membership at their yearly high. People storm the facilities with a new year´s resolution to change. I was a fitness trainer for several years as a Division 1 NCAA athlete. I saw people go from dedication in January to depression in February. They would decide to exercise, which was a good decision. However, they would also decide not give up the cookies and the soft drinks.

Everything is subject to something. Nothing functions completely independently. Every tiny neutron, as well as every huge planet, is dependent on the action or reaction of something else. Every decision a person makes causes a distinct action or reaction, which potentially creates a positive or negative addiction.

Positive decisions cause us to grow more addicted to those things and people who will draw us closer to God. Negative decisions take us further from God. A key to long life is to choose your addictions. Whatever you decide to control, has no power over you. Give yourself totally to the will of God, so that your life will reflect His good pleasures.

1 Timothy 4:15-16 “Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.”

Everyone will be addicted to many things during their lifetime. The key is to choose your addictions. Meditate on the Word of God, give yourself to the gifts God has given you and continue in them. In this you will see progress and it will be evident to all. And that evidence will not only save you, but also those who hear you.

Leadership is about lifestyle, not about your style. Being a leader means setting an example with evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. It is about honesty, integrity and truthfulness. Be addicted to that which is good, holy and pure, rather than that which is questionable, compromising and imperfect. Choose well friend.

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