There is a truth that is profound that God gave me early in this ministry, over 30 years ago. This one truth can set you free from all vices… You fall in love with what you focus on. Do you hate your evil desires? Then take your eyes off of the food or whatever it is and set your mind on God, His Christ, and His righteous Kingdom, and you will fall out of love with the food and into love with God.
Modern medicine and science as a whole fail to acknowledge an- other aspect of the human being: They are needy and cannot function alone. Man was not made to be an island. We have a real need to be connected to God. But if we plug into the wrong thing, we are filled with death, decay, and despair. We plug into what we focus on with our minds and eyes and ears.
Romans 8 makes this clear:
Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. Romans 8:5-8
The answer is going to involve your own personal obligation, using the two senses—the eyes and ears. The eyes and ears are the feeling senses for your mind, which in turn create your desires or what is in your heart. The person who “SETS” their mind on God and what God wants—His Spirit—will do what is right. The person who sets his mind on what he wants will automatically live according to the sinful nature. This is both exciting and scary. We have an incredible obligation to focus on the RIGHT THING and to teach our children to focus on the RIGHT THING. What do you think your children are focused on? What are you teaching them? What lights up their eyes?