What we should be expecting
What is gambling?
Why do people gamble?
Is gambling a sin/ crime?
Can gambling make you rich?
Self-discipline approach to win the gambling addiction battle.
Step by step approach toward freedom from gambling Addiction.
Facts to know about gambling/ betting.
What Is Gambling?
Gambling is an activity that involves staking of your material or money to get something higher or valuable in return.
Gambling is also known as betting, we are all familiar with sports betting, bet9ja, and the likes but betting did not only base on sports, you can remember the likes of BABA IJEBU, LOTTO, and the likes. Before you bet or gamble 3 things always involved: CONSIDERATION, RISK, and PRIZE.
The prize is always the ultimate goal of why people bet/gamble and that’s the main reason why people run into debt because of gambling and betting. People are blind to the outcome prize which makes them not to consider the risk involved. There is something called calculated risk, once you missed it, failure is near
Why People Gamble?
In life, we all get involved in something, not because of the fun of it but the prize or certain outcome
Many things make people gamble or bet. The number one of it is greediness and covetousness.
The spirit of quick money and the love for money and material things make many people indulge in betting, and this makes it to end in tears
Is Gambling a sin or crime?
Legally there is no law against gambling or betting and you know why? the government gets high tax revenue from gambling and betting companies, so why will I make a law against what I benefit from, no way.
That’s why no law enforcement agencies will not arrest you for gambling or betting but there can be a law against it depending on the company/ agency you work under. As far as I know, sportsmen or women are not allowed to bet or gamble, it is against their rules and regulations also law enforcement officers are not allowed to bet and gamble as well.
Religiously there is no clear statement on betting or Gambling but there is a clear word against greediness and love of money which are the root of gambling/betting.
Let Look closely into some Bible verses
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
If we check this verse, there is no mention of betting or gambling but if we meditate on it, we will be convinced that it related to betting and gamble
Another Bible verse
Ecclesiastes 5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver, nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
This also did not mention betting or gambling in it but I think it can convince us about betting and gambling
Can betting make you rich?
Capital yes, people can make money from betting but the irony of it is that it does not last long and sustainable or neither make you wealthy.
I have seen and heard many people get big money from betting but you know what, they can not boost of it again after 2 or 3 years
What does that mean, it means every money you gather from betting or gambling can vanish in one day, the way you gather it, is the same way it will go, you make the money through your greediness and you will lose it through greediness. Like we have read from the previous Bible verses
Self-discipline approach to win the gambling addiction battle
“Self-realization pave the way for personal freedom” samrantimi
You are the only one that cannot deceive yourself
our self-examination makes us understand the thing we think is a die-hard problem is just an easy matter that can not withstand our determination
If you can do soul searching and ask yourself these simple questions:
Why am I doing this?
What makes me do this?
What am I achieving from it?
If you can answer these questions sincerely within yourself. Then your problem (addiction) is half solved, and it can easy for people to help you.
you realize greediness is your problem, try to be content with whatever you have, and also add value to yourself, so that you can attract money.
If you know that your friends are the ones that lured you into gambling then try to avoid them.
Facts to know about gambling/ betting
- Know that, there is no short cut to success. if you want to succeed in life, you need to work for it.
- Money getting from gambling can not last long, no matter how much it is
- The gambler did not only stake his/her money but his future is also at stake
- Gambling can not give you financial freedom but future debt
- A gambler can never be an accountable person
Step by step approach toward freedom from gambling Addiction
Plan your life: A life without a plan is a life without structure, and it can not hold up to long, set your goal and objectives, know what you want in life and works towards it, and if you don’t know to get there, meet people that have succeeded in the path and let them mentor you.
Add value to your life: a life without value is a frustrated life, to make it in this life, you must be valuable. If you have value, find a way to trade your value.
Associate with people of value: there is power in association, your attitude, and way of life is the reflection of the people you associate with.
If you are associate with a gambler, you will be gambling, if you are associate with drinkers you will also drink.
Move close to God: in this life, those who know there Gods will do exploit. The more you move close to God, the spirit of God will take away the spirit of greediness.
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