Thursday, 14 May 2009

A Narrative of (Three) Surprising Conversions


(These are the first 2. Read about the 3rd here).

Heavy Metal bassists aren't know for their literary prowess but Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu of Korn has recently published his autobiography Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery, and "Korn" chronicling among other things his conversion to Christ which took place as a “slow process” over three-and-a-half years. This remarkable event follows on the heels of the conversion of Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch in 2005.

Whereas Head left the band primarily to be a full time single parent to his 6 year old daughter, Fieldy is remaining in the band. Here in an interview on he explains his strategies for avoiding temptation on the tour...

When I first made my change, I was thrown right back out on tour into that dark circle of partying and all that, and I didn't have a problem with it. I would just change my schedule to working out in the daytime and going out and seeing the city—just flipping my schedule around so I'm not just sitting around. Things tend to get more negative and dark at night. It's a waste for me to be out there sober and hanging out with a bunch of people partying.

Asked for advice to those struggling with addictions...

Remove yourself from wherever the craving is. If you're in the kitchen and you're craving some chocolate cake, go outside and go on a run or go on a walk...I've found one of the most powerful things for me that I turned to for a lot of years is in Corinthians 10, verse 11.

"The temptations in your life are no different than what others experience, and God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure."

Read More about Fieldy and Head

Check out the Book - Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery, and "Korn"

Related Posts: A narrative of three surprising conversions (pt 2)

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