An excellent start to this year would be for us to untangle ourselves from the deeds of darkness. Many pleasures we hold dear have become useless in an age of spiritual war and can bring hopelessness if we don’t keep them in check. We’ve gotten used to certain lifestyles and having extraordinary things, thinking we can’t live without them that we stress when they are gone. Still, the reality is that they are only useless inanimate objects or a catalyst for our entertainment. Use your mind to reason and contemplate your actual needs, and consider anything outside those needs as only tools to help fulfill those requirements. We have become slaves to our entanglements, so slough off any dead useless behaviors and attachments to possessions so the life of Jesus will shine more brightly through you.
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 2 Peter 2:19