1 Corinthians 6:12
‘Everything is lawful for me’ – but not everything is helpful! ‘Everything is lawful for me’ – but I’m not going to let anything give me orders!
~New Testament For Everyone
It has been said that freedom is not the absence of rules, but the presence of discipline.
Being able to do whatever we want can quickly take control of us, and turn us into slaves to our desires and whims.
I think a good test might be to see if you can go 30 days without something. If the mere thought of that is upsetting, then it’s a good bet that you’re enslaved at least to some degree to that thing.
So I ask myself, “Can I go 30 days without a drink without freaking out?” “Could I go 30 days without buying a book without breaking out in hives?”
Being able to go an extended amount of time without something may prove to yourself that you don’t really need it as much as you thought you did, or that you were a little too attached to something that is not God.
What do you need to take a break from? What is perhaps a little too important to you?