The thing about sin is we want to do it for the present thrill or satisfaction, but we also know it is wrong and will have to be paid for. So, we weigh our options and choose, based on our willingness to pay the price and have the present thrill.

But sin is like addiction.

The real problem that sin creates for our lives is the risk of possible addiction to the sin, meaning we liked or enjoyed the experience so much we feel compelled to do the thing again, and then again, until we are drawn into addiction and slavery to the sin. Then, we begin to lose our lives as we lose our jobs, our families, our cars and everything in slavery to the addiction.

Freedom is ours if we are willing to pay the price. The price is always the will to overcome the addiction.

We have to choose to do the right thing, to tell the truth and to love ourselves enough to fight to have our best lives, the ones we choose to have.

It will not be easy, but freedom is worth the cost.

Kay Dishner is a freelance writer from Texas. Contact her at or