Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV) A man who has friends must himself be friendly,[b]But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Have you ever thought about being addicted to love? It sounds like a good thing to be addicted to, but clinically speaking, it’s a problem.
Relationship addicts live in a world of paradoxes that leave them feeling like they have no way out. They desperately want to get close to someone, but end up with a person whose problems make close¬ness impossible. They seek security, but end up with someone who always leaves the back door open for a quick get-away. This person can never fill that God size void many of us have!
Relationship addicts crave unconditional love, but live in constant fear of abandonment if they don’t live up to their own impossible standards. They want to be free to love, but often trap themselves in a relationship by becoming pregnant or by weaving some other type of emotional spider web. Do you have any of this in your life? Are waiting for someone to rescue you?
When all is said and done, for healing to occur, if you are in a relation¬ship addict, you will need to come to the end of your own strength and seek God’s help to resolve the hurts of the past and move to¬ward a genuine focus on others. Without this, relationship addicts are doomed to a cycle of suffering and futility.
Point to ponder: There are some areas in your life only God can fix! We have a God who calls us friend!
Quote Billy Graham “God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are”.
Pastor James Baker, Jr.