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Gambling Destroys The Gambler

BY: Oluwatunbi Stephen Akindayomi
FROM: If Not for God "devotional"

Text: But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would soon betray him, said, that perfume was worth a year’s wages. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor. Not that he cared for the poor he was a thief, and since he was in charge of the disciples’ money, he often stole some for himself. (John 12:4-6).
Judas teaches us that outward appearances can be deceptive. Many people have a religious facade that hides secret sin. Judas had a sharp sense of financial values, but no appreciation of what God valued. He thought this was too much love and devotion to show to Jesus.

Brian Tracy said “Gambling Destroys the Gambler”; the main objective to gambling is not that most people are losing money that could be better spent on their families. The worst aspect of the "gambling bug" is it destroys the gambler's capacity to deal with reality. 

According to psychologists, when gamblers win, they consider it to be a matter of personal skill. When they lose, however, they define the situation not as "losing" but "almost winning." They create a fantasy world around gambling and attempt to live in it. 

Your ability to discipline yourself "to do what you should, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not," is the key to becoming a great person and living a great life. 

When you develop the habits of self-discipline, you will accomplish more in a month than most people accomplish in a year.

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