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When we get taken over by habits, addictions or patterns of behaviour which stunt our purpose in life it is often helpful to do something to break the cycle. Just as it’s good for a recovering alcoholic to get rid of every drop of alcohol in the house, there was an occasion when I threw away two music albums when I was 19 because the lyrics were quite simply disgusting and hellish. Throwing them in the bin put an end to their affect on me.


Likewise, the danger of becoming addicted to the “Football Manager” computer game has been avoided by my wife hiding the CD so that only my sons have access to the game! Daft but true! It is a game which could easily take over my life, my spare time, my every waking moment, and it would send me totally off course in terms of God’s purposes for my life.