“All things are lawful for me,’ but I will not be dominated by anything.”1 Cor 6:12 (ESV)
When we allow something which is domination in our life rather than Christ, we should analyse that we are being controlled by something else.
Take a Moment: Does this begin to control and dominate our life? Does it become addictive to me? Could I be dependent on it?
No matter how fun something is, it’s bad for us if it becomes an addiction in our Life.
Why is this so important? Because whatever dominates your life eventually becomes your God. The first of God’s Ten Commandments—says, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3 NIV).
God knew how easily we could slip into worshiping other things of this world. He knew we could get addicted to our idols.
What are idols? We likely think of idols as something in the past—maybe little stone statues that people put on a shelf and worshiped. But people still have idols today. Maybe we worship the maker of our car, the label in your clothing, or Something else.
We cannot mention all of the things we can become addicted to: Work,Sex,Gold, Silver Money,The Internet, In this fast growing society the list is endless.
How do you know if you we fallen into an addiction? How do you know if something is starting to dominate your life, Just think and Ask our self: What do we think about the most? When are alone, where does our mind go?
For most of us, it’s hard to be honest about the things that dominate our lives. If you are thinking, “This is not what I am addicted to. It could not be that.” Guess what? It’s probably that. That’s probably the thing We are struggling with.
In another translation of 1 Corinthians 6:12, Paul says, “I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren’t good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I Will refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can’t easily stop when I want to” (TLB).
Paul decided not to let anything—other than Christ—control his life. Jesus is the only one that’s worthy of that place in our life, too. Anything else that we put in that place will eventually dominate and ruin our life. But when Christ is in control, he encourages, enables, and empowers us.
Christ is the only one who deserves our dependence and we should be controlled by Christ alone because he's our Hope of Glory. Amen