He discovered as a teenager why the walls of his uncle's room was covered by pictures of naked women
His uncle, his mother's immediate younger brother was an undergraduate at the time
He was studying Electrical engineering
Their house had a boys quarters that was totally detached
from the main house
That was the room his parent's gave his uncle
They said he needed to have his privacy whenever he was around
His uncle had a room on campus where he stayed sometimes during the week but most weekends he would come home for supplies and sometimes he would come
to their house to rest
Once in a while he would sneak a lady into the compound
His parents would naturally frown at such and he knew it, so he would wait until he was sure his parent's had left for their offices before coming home with his "friend" and he would also ensure his
"friend" was long gone before his benefactors returned home from their offices
Once in a while his uncle did the sneaking in thing on Friday nights & would keep the lady friend in his room for the whole weekend
One way or the other, he would discover his uncle's secret
His uncle
was quite good at making him keep his secret
The one thing he wanted the most was to spend some time with his uncle in his room
His uncle's room was well furnished
It was the kind of room you'd be in and time would fly away
His uncle had video games, DVD players and a lot of
good movies
The kind that his Christian parents wouldn't want him to see
He was thirteen when he watched the movie "Boomerang" by Eddie Murphy in his uncle's room for the first time
For several days afterward he played some scenes of the movie over and over in his mind as his
body responded to the sight but he noticed that after a few days the scene lost its power over his body
The longer the time between what he watched and his attempt to replay it in his mind, the less the effect the image had on his body
That was where the naked pictures came into
They helped to fuel his imagination as he would close his eyes and imagine himself doing the things he saw in the movie with the ladies in the picture
His uncle also had magazines, the ones he kept under his mattress
Some had conversations, like comic books while others only
had pictures of naked ladies and sometimes that of people actually having sex
He would do anything to stay in his uncle's room for at least an hour every day
His uncle knew this & they became a tag-team
He supported his uncle's exploits with ladies by playing the lookout whenever
his uncle was bringing one home
He would give his uncle real-time information of his parent's movements and location within the house
Sometimes he would take cooked food or cold drinks to his uncle's room before his uncle arrived for his uncle and his ladyfriend
He was being
taught the ropes
At the age of twelve, he discovered actual adult film videos in his uncle's room
He watched the videos for hours
At a point the excitement was too much for him, he found himself touching himself until he was relieved with his toes and body tingling in delight
The pleasures he got from watching, reading, and doing the forbidden opened his eyes to other things
He began to crave the sexual experience
There were some guys in his estate who had started having sex already, as teenagers
He was not allowed to make many friends within the
estate but the news of such exploits spread like wildfire among his peers
He got close to the boys and he got to watch some of their exploits through the window and keyholes
The guys had girls who would sneak out of school into the estate to have sex with them and then sneak back
to their schools
It was crazy
He never knew girls could willingly do that with boys
It excited as well as scared him
He knew the sword of Damocles would fall on him if his parents found him in such company but he couldn't help himself
He was drawn to fulfilling that which he had
By the time he was fifteen, he also got a girlfriend and he began to do the unthinkable
He and his new friends rotated base depending on the movement of their parents
His uncle's room became the most popular lair for their adventures
He got Gonorrhoea for the first time
at the age of sixteen
It was the kind of affliction that he lacked the wisdom to handle himself
He couldn't tell his friends because it would make him a laughing stock
He suffered the burning pain and discomfort for months until he eventually told his mother
That was when hell
was unleashed
He had to tell his parents everything
His father blamed his mother
His mother blamed his father
His father shouted and raved
His mother cried and fussed
He was an only child and they paid attention to him as they ought to
He was just too smart for them to keep up
He got the medical attention he needed
His parents ensured that he got into counseling and paid closer attention to him
His friends became outlawed
The fun was over
He was willing to change too
He had failed his WAEC examination woefully because he took his eyes off the
It was the first time he would ever fail his examinations and he was the only one that failed that badly in his set
It was shameful
It was time for a reset
He studied hard and started going to church again but the nights were something else
He found himself unable to resist
lure of the seed of darkness that has been deposited in his imagination
He found himself unable to sleep without masturbating
The way he viewed the female sex had also entirely been compromised
All he saw when he met any lady were the body parts
Images he stored away for use
every night
It got so bad that even on the nights he managed to sleep without touching himself, he would have sex in his sleep
The course of his life had been altered in a manner that he couldn't explain or correct
He gained admission into the University through a pre-degree
It was the best his parents could do so that he wouldn't sit at home for another year
It seemed to him like he somehow ran out of favour
The things he used to achieve so easily became difficult, even his parent's love and trust which he took for granted once seems to have turned
to disdain and disappointment
He was battling his demons, fighting very hard but it was a battle he didn't know how to win
He joined a fellowship on campus and gave his life to Christ
He was told that salvation is free and he would get a fresh start
It didn't happen as advertised
he felt it was because something was wrong with him
Perhaps he was cursed
He had become a captive of his own imagination, a victim of his past
He slept with all the sisters one by one in his imagination, he couldn't help it
It got so bad that he started stripping ladies of their
clothes while talking with them or whenever he was in close proximity to them
He prayed and fasted
He would sometimes keep away from female company for many days
He had become a pervert of sorts, he knew it and yet, he couldn't help it
It was terrible
There was no help in sight
Then he met a lady, a lady that was born blind
She was a member of the choir at the state he was posted to for NYSC
He didn't know why he was drawn to her
He had joined the choir too as soon as he joined the church
They got talking and the lady told him how she saw everything
through her imagination
They talked for hours
The lady was seeing life without physical eyes and what she was seeing was far more beautiful and productive than what he sees with his physical eyes
His imagination couldn't see anything without his thought somehow straying to sex
it had become his default
The blind lady had written six books and many storybooks for children, using her imagination
He desired to do more positive things with his imagination but he didn't know how
The lady (Esther Akanni) told him about the Brother in Jeans and T-shirt
They had met at a meeting in Magodo Lagos when her mother was suffering from a terrible ailment
She gave him the phone number
He called
The Brother in Jeans and T-shirt listened to him on the phone and said "The Holy Spirit can heal your imagination, just ask him to do so and
then see the Word as it is lived"
It was a simple process
Before he sleeps, he would deliberately instruct his imagination to be with the Holy Spirit and learn from the Holy Spirit, then he would read passages of the scripture out loud and lie down to sleep
He started doing it
Within a month, he was free
He simply lost the ability to put sexually stimulating images together and masturbation without the mental image was too much labour without any reward
The Holy Spirit solved a battle of 14 years just like that
He finished his NYSC in 2016 and
met with the Brother in Jeans and t-shirt to say thank you
He got married in January 2020

PS: We always become as we consistently imagine we will be, your dominant imagination directs the course of your life, and all your choices
'Once the imagination is hijacked, the soul is
in peril
First, we see and then we become
Abraham saw
Jesus saw
You must see
What you see informs what you say
What you say affirms what you see
Be intentional with what you see
Do away with mirages
Not all sights are meant for your eyes
Guard your imagination with all diligence!

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