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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Njyes addiction

On Thursday, Maina and Mwalimu were talking about women who are obsessed with njyes. What do you do when your wife is a nymphomaniac? Mwalimu says that too much njyes is poisonous and should be moderated by the man. Yesterday, they were talking about quality versus quantity. Today, we shall combine both.

My Human Opinion

Off course too much of anything is not good. In that aspect we are in agreement with Mwalimu Kingangi. Nymphomania (or satyriasis for men) is a disorder. And anyone suffering from such should seek psychological help. Something is seriously wrong somewhere. So if your wife is a nymphomaniac, seek medical help.

Anyway, without saying this or that, methinks these topics screams addiction, 'gluttony' and a general lack of self-control. Gluttony? Yes!

If we are not able to control our eating habits then we shall not be able to control other habits, especially those of the mind like in this case lust. Gluttony shall be used to denote over-indulgence of anything, not just food or drink.

Therefore, to sum up Thursday's and Friday's topic we shall talk about addiction and gluttony in general. I hope this helps someone battling an addiction. Here we go...

My Biblical Opinion

What does the Bible have to say about addiction(s) and or gluttony?
Ephesians 5:18-20 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Basically, whatever  your addiction, fill yourself with the Holy Spirit instead and then do other replacement activities.
Titus 2: 2-8 that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
 Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
Practical mentorship structure and leadership by example, leading to...
Titus 2:12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
Proverbs 23:20-21 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
While you were addicted, you become 'poor'.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
The above verse says it all. That's why sexual addictions are really easy to get but tough to break.

Finally, hope
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
A way out? Yes way!
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
You cannot break an addiction on your own. Swallow your pride and turn to God, pray to Him and read His word daily. See your pastor for help. Seek medical advice. Seek professional advice. Do whatever it takes to break free from the addictive bondage.

All God's blessing and power as you overcome whatever addiction you face.

And on that somber mood, see you next week. Have an addiction-free weekend.

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