Re: Addiction: Can you relate to this??
I think a lot of it has to do with want.
God promised He would provide our needs. Not our wants. But we want something, we feel entitled, and we go get it, often not in a way that has anything to do with God. We push Him aside and act like He doesn't exist, or that He wants to deprive us of something. It's all ultimately rooted in unbelief and in a warped understanding of God and of ourselves.
Read James. It's all rooted in desires, and allowing them to run rampant within us instead of submitting them to God. Because James says that when desire has conceived, sin is the result, and ultimately death.
The Bible doesn't speak of "addictive tendencies". It speaks of what things are actually rooted in when it comes to people and our relationships to God and one another. Stick with Scripture, accept its truth about your condition before God, and you will overcome, whatever it is.
Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Even so, come Lord Jesus!