An affair doesn’t happen instantly. It starts with a look, then with a lingering glance, followed by a thought, followed by a conversation...one thing leads to another until Wham! You're having an affair. You didn't mean to. It didn’t' start out that way. It's a journey that starts in a seemingly insignificant way but gather's it's own momentum, like a snowball rolling down a hill.
It’s the same with drugs. You have to work at becoming addicted.
It doesn’t destroy you instantly. It takes time, and during that process - everything looks feels and sounds great and attractive.
In the movie, the Devil's Advocate, Al Pacino who is playing John Milton (aka the devil) makes this incredible statement...
You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God... and where can you go from there?
Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart. Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace. In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One! Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers