Following the news of Demi Lovato’s alleged drug overdose, a couple of things that come to mind. Firstly, why use drugs? And secondly, there is no room for judgement, only prayer.
With that being said, let’s talk about Demi and the amazing career she has had. For those of you who are not aware of who Demi Lovato is, she is a normal person, just like you and I. However, she is signed with Hollywood Records and is currently one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.
Demi has had tremendous success on the worldwide music platform since she was just a child, starting out on Barney and friends in 1992. As she has grown, so has her audience, which includes hundreds of millions, all over the world.
Humans make choices and choices have benefits and consequences. Just because someone is famous and has a certain amount of money doesn’t mean that we can slander them when they fall. As Christians we should go to the Lord in prayer and pray for their recovery!
In this case, drugs are the primary issue. When someone is down, low, lonely, frustrated with maybe the way life is going, or maybe even just curious to experience an escape or something new, they search for a substitute. While in the moment, they’re most likely thinking that it will be a one time thing… so they try it.. if it “helps”, then they try it again, and again and the process of addiction has already begun. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself intertwined with a drug habit you have never wanted.
So, before you go off bashing people you don’t even know because you think that they would most likely never see it or you just wanted the extra attention, think about the feelings in that person’s body and the heart that lies within them. They are special, they have a purpose just like you do.
Just think, if this was you, you’d want LOVE and SUPPORT…. right? Of course, that’s a no-brainer!
I don’t know Demi… But I will stand with her as a human, as a woman and as a believer in Christ. I am praying for her recovery and her next steps.
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