CRAVINGS – Why Do I Do What I Don’t Want To Do?
Is it balance, self-control, discipline, diets or more faith that will master the cravings that seem to rule my life? In whatever form they present themselves, cravings are defined as a strong desire to have something, to demand, to force, through deviousness. We are torn between self-indulgence and self-control, and often spend our lives trying to quit something we cannot seem to overcome.
Romans 6-8 sheds new light on our two fold dilemma, the demands of the Law, and the constant presence of sin in our lives. “Doing the things I do not want to do”, being subject to the cravings, “the body of death”, as Paul calls it, is not addressed with denial or diet. “Cravings” address our need for freedom from God’s point of view and yields real solutions to our entrapment.