I loved watching and reading crime and horror movies, I would scream and cover my eyes whenever I watched, hide under the sheets but I just loved watching them. Little wonder I lived in fear for the most part of my life, still dealing with it to be honest. I couldn’t sleep in a room alone, let alone live in a house alone, I would jump at any sound or read meanings into slight movements.
I knew I had to stop feeding my mind with such horrific scenes but it took me a while to abstain from horror movies, I still scroll through Netflix like an addict trying to avoid them.
Our minds are more powerful than we think and we are most likely than not what we feed our minds on. Ever wondered why a song you heard or learnt a long while ago, say ten or more years, pops up and you sing along to the lyrics like you they never left your head (Happens to me all the time). What you listen to and see/watch stay stuck in your mind and spring up when triggered.
I dated a man (now hubby) who would close his eyes whenever we were watching a movie and an obscene or immoral scene came up or he would simply walk out. I found it strange and mostly funny at the time and would even mock him but I finally got the point. I mean I never had a problem or an issue watching obscene views previously but now I do.
There’s only so much you can do to feed your mind with edifying and positive things that actually add value to you because we live in times where obscenity is forced into our views via TV shows and worst, the internet which has become a more dwelling place for our generation and I believe this strikes a very huge problem.
You however have the responsibility to choose what you feed your eyes, ears and mind.
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
Philippians 4:18 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
When you have your mind filled with all sorts of unpleasant things, it’s very difficult to get rid of them, it’s a continuous process and effort. With regards to my case, when I have certain thoughts run through my mind, I counter them with scriptures and other godly content as well as positive thoughts. It’s more like subjecting your mind to the power of Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
You are your mind!