I like, I want, I need. Simple progression that can have disasterous results. You can apply these 3 words (like, want & need) to lots of things: food, shopping, sex, reading, a relationship, drinking, snowboarding, . . . pick your own fav. I had this progression well refined with people, so I became proficient in co-dependant relationships. Great sadness, pain & destruction was the result.
So how can we have a healthy addiction, given our human tendency to extremism? Point the like, want, need paradigm in the right direction – the direction with truth. Point this progression to Jesus because the reality of being human is that we’re designed to like Jesus, we’re designed to want Him & the core reality of being human is that we need Jesus. Turn to Jesus, bend to Jesus and crave Him. The older I get, the more I sense my need for Him. I wonder what this will be like when I’m 55, 62, 70. . . .? Truthfully, I’m a very needy person and accepting this state has been very liberating. What I really need is Jesus.