There’s something weighing heavily on my mind today. I feel as if I might go crazy if I don’t have an answer to this question soon. You see, I’ve developed this strange, but harmless addiction, and I’m really starting to feel isolated. However, contrary to what satan would have me believe, I know I’m can’t be alone!
There have actually been a few people admit to me that they too enjoy the occasional partaking of this guilty pleasure, but I’ve never really seen proof! Which made me start to wonder if they were just trying to make me feel better. I had all but stopped bringing up the subject, because I don’t want people thinking I’m some sort of weirdo! But here’s what’s up! I’m bound and determined not to let the enemy, or my flesh get the better of me! I’ll not be shoved into a corner only to feel isolated and alone! So today, I’m calling out for help! I’m asking people to be brave! I’m asking people, who love this as much as I do, to step up to the plate and admit! I’m asking for people to stand alongside me, and help erase the stigma of loving this! I no longer want to hide, but I need support! So, who’s with me?! Who out there, particularly grown ups, is willing to admit that the love to color!!???
There. I’ve said it. I love to color! Actually, I do it almost every evening. And yes, I own lots of coloring books and copious amounts of crayons, markers, colored pencils, pastels, and water colors. Yes, they’re arranged neatly in a carrying case where the crayons are divided by their base color. All the blues together, all the greens, and so on and so forth. And YES, if you must know, I do have a seperate box of crayons for visiting children to use, and for that, I make no apologies!
Y’all please tell me there are others out there who color when there are no kids around!! Please tell me I not alone in this addiction! It’s so relaxing! Not to mention FUN!
Isn’t that how any addiction works? You start doing something for fun, or excitement, or to forget something that’s going, or has gone on in your life, and the next thing you know, you’re hiding to do that very thing that started out as fun, and suddenly the fun has disappeared and you’re left feeling ashamed and alone.
If you’ve found yourself in that place; if that’s how you’re feeling; don’t you dare let the devil, your flesh, or anything, or anyONE tell you that you’re all alone! Don’t you dare let pride keep you from seeking help! Don’t you dare cower in shame to something that has only made you think it has power over you! God has given us everything we need to fight such battles! But God doesn’t expect you to do it alone! Find people who understands your struggle. Seek advice from those who’ve walked in your shoes! Don’t let something you’re trying to keep in the dark control you! Bring it to light and show it who’s boss! Admit to God and others that you’re struggling, and just see how God can work work when we allow Him! And if there’s anyone out there who wants to come to my house and color, just let me know!! I’ll bake cookies! But…if you don’t mind, bring your own crayons. You might get mine out of order.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks. Ephesians 6:11