Addiction is another word for a flesh pattern, which is a coping mechanism created in self-sufficiency independent from a dependent loving relationship with God and others.
God created us to be in relationship!
To be disconnected… simply means or is a result of a disconnection with God and others in a meaningful and loving relationship. And quite frankly, if it’s not happening, it places us in a cage in all sorts of bondage.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Romans 8:32
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
You did not choose me, but I choose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other. – John 15:16-18