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I remember growing up watching TV shows like The Cosby Show, A Different World, Growing Pains, and Full House. Without telling my age these shows had good family morals and lessons to be learned after watching each episode.
In 2015 we have TV shows like Being Mary Jane and Scandal. If you are a fan of these shows I have nothing against you or won’t judge you. I don’t have a heaven or hell to put you in. However, I do understand the suspense and entertainment factor in watching these shows. But after inundating or minds so long with today’s TV shows, every now and again a thought will slip our mind and we wonder “I can’t believe I was thinking that!”
I’m not blaming shows like Scandal and Being Mary Jane for the way we think. It can be the music we listen to or the people we hang around that influence our thoughts. We can have negative thoughts simply by the way our parents talked to us, or how they seen certain situations. Did they see the glass half empty or half full? Think about how desensitized we have become with the news and the graphic images they show on our television screens and smartphones.
There’s music that we listen to that can have our minds drift elsewhere. Whatever you listen to is your choice, but music does have a powerful influence in the way we think. I tell ladies not to support music that degrades them in the artist lyrics. Why would I make such a bold statement?
Because the same guys who listen to those type lyrics try to implement them on women. Once the lyrics get in their spirit and memorize them, it’s only so long before they try to emulate those lyrics in real life.
Sometimes we can drift away from the worries of this world into the secret fantasies of our mind. If we don’t take every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5) we can find ourselves in a world of trouble. An example is fantasizing about a co worker or being released of all your daily responsibilities during an adulterous relationship.
Never think “it can’t happen to me.”
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall -1 Cor. 10:12
How many of you know if you let your mind roam without any discipline your thoughts can go from good to bad? You might think about what someone done in the past that bothered you. That place of hurt or forgiveness that you can’t seem to shake. Joyce Meyer did an excellent job with her book Battlefield of The Mind if you are struggling in the area of your thoughts.
How can we renew our mind from “stinking thinking?”
Philippians 4:8 says: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.
We have enough negativity being seen on television and playing in our ear buds, let’s change our atmosphere with good things! Here’s some things we can do starting today to rid those ungodly thoughts from our mind:
-Read your Bible DAILY
-Listen to uplifting music. Yes, there’s some secular artists music that will inspire you.
-Educate yourself through books and listening to Podcasts.
-Get around people who ooze wisdom. These type of people will challenge you but also leave you feeling empowered.
If you haven’t read Battlefield of the Mind, you can purchase it hereBuffer