When I was younger my father would always say that the stories we read in the Bible are supposed to be examples for us. So when you see that Solomon gave a thousand burnt offerings to the Lord and God came down to ask him what he wanted, it kinda tells you that to see extraordinary from God you need to do extraordinary right?

In the same way, when you see people punished for disobeying God’s laws, you automatically know that there will always be a consequence for wrongdoing right?

Do we agree? Good.

I’m not ‘preaching’ today, so this is not one of the ‘welcome to church, get out your Bibles’ episodes, I just want to address something I can’t stop thinking of. I’m also going to try to appeal to the part of our brain that houses (or should house) common sense. You know that part where you debate stuff before you decide to go ahead with them or not? Yep, that one.

Why on earth, in the name of all things pure, and decent, do people do drugs? What is the attraction that cancels out the simple logic that it is deadly, dangerous, and never ends well? Are there not enough examples for us to see that this is a very bad thing? I don’t get it!

Every other year we hear of one high-profile person or the other, cut down in their prime at the peak of their careers by something they could easily have done without. Easily.

Michael Jackson – cause of death? Cardiac arrest, acute propofol intoxication; midazolam, lidocaine, diazepam, lorazepam also noted in autopsy report. He was 50 at the time of his death in 2009.

Whitney Houston – cause of death? Drowning, complications of cocaine and heart disease; Flexeril, marijuana, Xanax and Benadryl were also found in her body. She was 48 at the time of her death in 2012.

Lil Wayne (not dead, yet after this episode, at this rate it won’t be long)

Most recently, Cory Monteith passed; he was 31, thanks to a mix of heroin and alcohol. What? I don’t know about you, but where I come from it is a bad thing for parents to bury their children. Especially when they were lost in less than dignifying circumstances (not like there is ever a ‘good way’ to die but you get the idea).

There is a more comprehensive list of the causes of death here.

Regardless of what it is called, crystal meth, ecstasy, heroin, coke, and weed, whatever – to my mind if you are not sick you don’t need medication. Why burn your candle form three ends? Spend your money to purchase poison (and they are not cheap), spend money to treat or orchestrate your withdrawal but the biggest loser is your body, your temple which you should ordinarily cherish and pamper. I feel the same way about cigarettes and alcohol.

Would you prefer to learn from examples or you’d rather you were the example? I’m saying that because trust me, any fraternizing with drugs will not end well. At all.

The Bible says to “flee all appearances of evil”. Ladies and gentlemen, flee means to take off from wherever you are when someone offers you stuff you know has no place in your body, not wait for the niceties of ‘on your mark, ready, set, go’. Ain’t got no time for that.

It means to run, and sever all ties with such people before they sever your ties with your destiny!

Too many examples around; let’s be guided.

  1. chioma says:

    Well, it can be a bit understandable with white celebrity folks(although it is not an excuse for them) who don’t feel loved because of being famous at early age and are basically growing up on their own but I don’t, as you put ‘get it with nigerians’ who are over pampered with love, traditionally over cautious from early age, religiously brought, don’t even have the wealth, etc and still do drugs, weeds, smoke rubber etc. PLEASE.


    • My namesake, truth is I don’t think it is understandable for anyone o! Regardless of the color of your skin, stuff that is wrong is wrong. Even if that child was unfortunate not to be told at home, it’s one of the first things they are taught in school…
      We all need God’s help… and a ton of discipline!


  2. My prayer is that this will reach out to those the Lord has purposed to read and turn their life over to Jesus…the healer, the Savior and the Truth. He loves us and can change the situations of our life. Bless you for bringing hope, today!


  3. BUMMYLA says:

    Well Thought Out And Written! God Bless You Sis!

    Let He Who Has Ears, Listen To What The Spirit Says To The Churches!


  4. When one has issues to deal with, the quickest way out is escapism and that is why people do drugs. True to you it is poison, but you’d be surprised how depression and fear of the unknown takes you into a place with thin walls and total darkness. Escapism becomes the best approach and anything goes at this point. Would i do drugs? No. Do i feel sorry for the ones that do it? Yes. if one could reach out to them then it is a different matter. The fact is, once you are behind closed doors all the things you have tried to block out revisit and the insomnia, apprehension et al start to take their toll. The truth is everything is poison, even food which speaks for the ones that have an eating disorder because food was their drug in their depressed state. All one need do is to pray not to slip down that deep dark hole because the faculties get lost in that place and using your brain is out of the question.


    • Heyyyy!! Soulja!! Been a while I read from you! I totally agree with your thoughts on the matter, and do I feel sorry for her? Yes, because somehow I think that ambitious, hardworking and craving acceptance as she is, she doesn’t want to be a sex symbol…


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