1 Corinthians 6:12 AMP
Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.
Today i say with no hesitation i am Christian first, than human. You think that was an easy frame of mind to get to? No! I still struggle and i tell you that any Christian that tells you he or she has no temptation ever is a liar. But what the Holy Spirit revealed to me is that what i used to do as a non Christian (for me the big problem was always smoking) that i continued to do in my walk with Christ was no longer a necessity for me. God will not strike you dead if you sin but we always have to remember this verse and especially i will not become the slave of anything. Our freedom was bought with a great price, we belong to God now. We can no longer always surrender to things that are not necessarily good for us, mentally and physically. What we did almost naturally before we no longer need, or what you were hooked to before we are free from now. Now your brain will tell you otherwise (i strongly recommend the book called the Battlefield of the mind by Joyce Meyer). Your brain will tell you that one smoke can’t hurt, that it’s okay to take one more drink even if it makes you say unholy things, that you are only human, that you can’t help it….. ✋ Stop it now! These are the lies if the flesh! Remember what happened when you gave your heart to Jesus Christ, YOU BECAME A NEW CREATURE. You were crucified with Christ and now you live in and through Him and walk according to the Spirit and not the flesh anymore. It is not just a fantasy, this is what actually happened when you gave your life to Jesus.
We belong to God and if we don’t wanna become a slave to anything else we better believe what the Word says about who we are and not what our brain and flesh tells us. The battle in our minds is constant, that is why it is really important to renew our minds with the Word and teachings everyday. The Word says that we are dead to sin, that it has no longer any dominion over us. We only need to be slaves to our God Almighty! 💖