“Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68
Are you addicted?
Dictionary.com calls addiction:
the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
An addiction is something you cannot live without. If you try, you’ll experience harm.
My son once told me I was addicted to Jesus. What a compliment! I am! Jesus is what my life is wrapped around!
Are you addicted to Jesus? Is your life so centered on him that if he was no longer in your life, you would fall apart?
Take a minute to read John 6:60 – 69.
Simon Peter was addicted to Jesus. Many of Jesus’ disciples were leaving; Jesus was teaching challenging lessons and they were freaking out a bit. Jesus looked to the twelve left asking: “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Simon Peter answered, “To whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
Simon tells Jesus, “There is no one for us to go to! You are it; you are everything to us.” Sounds like an addiction to me!
Maybe you hit a spot where you thought, “Following Jesus costs too much.” Giving up bad attitudes or selfish rights seems like too much to give up. Being “different” is exhausting; you’re tired of fighting the world’s way of doing things.
Ask yourself: “What am I turning back to? Is it worth eternal life?” I hope that you find that Jesus is the only addiction worthy of your life.
Jesus, you are what I want to be addicted to. May I never look back! Amen