TOPIC: THAT ADDICTION IS YOUR CEMETERY!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: 1 CORINTHIANS 9: 19-27.
Sir Andy Murray became so addicted to video games that it affected his performance in court. Murray, the winner of three Gland Slam events, including two Wimbledon championships, admitted that he had been obsessed with gaming and would stay up into the early hours playing before big matches. He never travelled to tournaments around the world without his Playstation. Late night sessions of games like Pro Evolution Soccer left him feeling tired when he took to the court hours later, he said. He gave up gaming while at big events a few years ago, just before the most successful period in his career. Hear him: “I would travel with a Playstation everywhere until probably I was like 26. I was playing way too much.
I had to play tennis the next day and I was playıng until like 2 or 3am. It would be hours, not minutes. Pro Evolution Soccer is what l used to play.” Murray’s former coach Brad Gilbert said that the Scot played video games for seven hours a day when they were working together in 2006 and 2007. He said that the player’s “obsession” with the games had caused rows between them. Murray is now playing again after undergoing a hip resurfacing operation in January and he and his wife Kim had their third child, a boy called Teddy, last month. The Holy Ghost wants you to know that DESIRE WITHOUT DISCIPLINE LEADS TO DELUSION! In this year 2020, deal with every addiction to SLEEP, food, sex, friends, TV, etc. Your destiny is tied to DISCIPLINE! The fact is, discipline is only punishment when imposed on you by someone else. When you discipline yourself, it’s not punishment but empowerment.
No wonder Carl Zuckmeyer wrote: “One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck”. Never forget what today’s scripture (the DARBY translation) says in Vs. 27- “But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest [after] having preached to others I should be myself rejected. You must BUFFET (to beat) your body! You must punish your body! Remember that VIDEO GAMES nearly ruined the career of a great TENNIS STAR! You must deliberately DENY yourself of certain pleasures! Yes! You must batter your body, so that all your labour and race on earth will not be in vain! Yes! YOU CAN! Pray now.
ODM PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 29TH JUNE 2020.
- In your own words, pray over today’s word as led now.
- Ask for the grace to DISCIPLINE your body!
- Holy Ghost, help me to scatter every addiction! Break off the following, “BAD” ADDICTIONS OF MY LIFE (Mention them now). PRAYERS WHEN EXPERIENCING MOCKERY & EVIL GARMENT(ZECHARIAH 3:1-4)
- I refuse to be stopped, slowed down or hindered by my Iifestyle! NO LITTLE FOX SHALL SPOIL MY VINE: Pray about today seriously now!
Our Daily Manna also known as ODM is written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe. It is a daily devotional booklet that started in the form of a Daily prayer guide for church members and brethren in a form of two printed sheets.