Stop Or Go...
We can attempt to fill that missing void inside us with many, many things...but nothing can supremely satisfy our longing,hungering souls except Jesus Christ!!!
The things in this world are only a temporary fix. Drugs, gambling, money, alcohol, food, sex! You name it it is out there to snag you up..."let us 'lay aside' every weight," and the sin which so easily ensnares us Hebrews 12:1."
You will want more and more of your temporary sin until you have gotten yourself into a strong addiction. A addiction is really in a sense serving a idol in our flesh. We cannot hid it and think we can get away from God, we will ultimately answer to HIM!!! "O God, You know my foolishness; And my sins are not hidden from You. Psalms 69:5"
"For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God."
Its just not normal, and you know what I mean! Serving the idols of our flesh. We were not created or designed to glorify anything that is idolatrous in our lives.
Idolatry was one of the main sins in the tribes of Israel in the Old Testament stories. Look what judgement and disaster came upon them!!! We are a society addicted to our own idols! WE are no better! But egads!!!! Us claiming to being believers in Jesus Christ is ludacris??? We will go to hell with our idols!!! Will you really and truly think that you will be with Jesus if you are engaging in the lusts of your flesh....
"Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
Satan gets all kinds of pleasure when we as Christians turn from the Holy Spirit to worshiping him! HE is the chief of all sin! When we give into a sin over and over, the enemy loves it! He hates us yet he loves our sin because it's a pleasing sacrifice unto him. Think about the spiritual context ...
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.... Romans 6:12-14 NIV
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you "present your bodies" a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a] and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Cor. 6:19-20
Jesus is more than a temporary fix!!! He should be our lifestyle of surrendering to His Holy Spirit, and submitting to his word, yielding to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.