1 John 4:18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. (NLT)
When you think of addiction, what comes to mind? Substance abuse? Bad habits? Sin?
This year I have been coming to terms with my addiction to the products I rely on to keep my external body “beautiful.” When anything becomes an idol, it enslaves you. Although I’ve switched over to using only natural products on my skin and hair, the obsession and fear are still there. For example, out of fear I perform a ritual on my face every morning and every night to keep my skin clear.
There is nothing wrong with using products to keep your body clean and beautiful. It is your attitude that needs to be examined. As children, we played in the dirt, bathed when forced, and barely gave the mirror a second glance. We were free! Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made.