Teaching the Nations -- Foodaholic vs Alcoholic What is the difference between foodaholic and alcoholic? What is the definition of addiction? When does something become an addiction? In this short message, we will see that we need to take excessive eating seriously as a problem and a hindrance from glorifying God through our lives and our bodies.
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What is the definition of addiction…

Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.

Something becomes an addiction when you are not able to control it anymore. It becomes excessive .. more than you need.

A person without self-control
is like a city with broken-down walls.
Proverbs 25:28 NLT

You see if a person has no self-control anymore they are doomed for destruction .. it is like a city without walls .. if a city has no walls it means that it is only a matter of time and their enemy will come to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10).

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV

Part of the fruit of the Spirit is self-control. So lack of self-control is very fleshly which the Bible condemns and considers to be a sin.

We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves.
Elisabeth Elliot

What is the difference between an Alcoholic and a Foodaholic?

To be honest .. there is no difference. Both are wrong and need to be repented of.

We all know and are aware that being an alcoholic is a problem .. but overeating is just as bad…

If you are overweight and have a habit of overeating .. take action today and start taking control of your life!! Don’t let the enemy steal, kill and destroy in your life. (John 10:10)

Repent, and ask God to set you free from this addiction. You will need God’s grace to get you back on track again, so you can pursue your God-given calling.

God created it ..
Jesus died for it ..
The Spirit lives in it ..
I’d better take care of it ?
Pastor Rick Warren

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at www.teachingthenations.com or email me info@ttnministry.com 

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!

To view the notes for this message, please click the link: Foodaholic vs Alcoholic notes in pdf

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