What are you feeding into your mind?

Your mind is a very important part of your body. It is the part of your body that makes you able to think and feel. Your thoughts, interest arise from your mind. Evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies are all nursed in the mind. (Mathew 15:19). All these acts start with a thought. Our lives are shaped by our thoughts. Where do the thoughts that make men do these things come from? They come from the things they were watching, the things they heard and the books they were reading.

Information gets into the mind in various ways. The principal way that information gets into the mind and influences our behaviours is through the eyes. The bible says the eye is like a lamp for the body. If your eyes are sound, your whole body would be full of light. (Mathew 6:22) What you watch on television, magazines, newspapers would influence your behaviour. If you pass all your time watching indecent movies, where they have lots of love scenes inside, it would not be long before you want to experience the same love you see in those movies. You would want to date guys so that you can experience how it feels to be kissed and to make love. If you feast your eyes on pornographic matetials, it would not be long before you want to practise everything you saw in those movies.

So, the best way of avoiding burning with desire is to avoid watching those programs that trigger the desire. There are many christian channels on television you can watch instead of those indecent ones.

The second way information gets into the mind is through what you hear. Through conversations. The company you keep and the music you listen to. When with your friends, what do you talk about? Do you talk about women? Men? Sex? What you talk about and look at would influence your thoughts and your thoughts would influence your behaviour.

Another way is through the books you read. If you read the wrong books that glorify satan, an evil spirit can get into your mind and make you to start behaving differently.

Your actions are also important. Where do you hang out with your friends? If it is in beer parlours, night clubs, then you are most probably going to end up as a womanizer, alcoholic and prostitute. Also what your kids see influence their behaviour. Be, therefore, a good example to your children. Be faithful to your wife and love only her.

What then are the best things to look at, listen to and read? The bible says that we should fill our mind with those things that are good and that deserve praise; things that are true, right, pure, lovely and honourable (Phillipians 4:8) Learn, therefore, to focus on the things of God and on kingdom promotion. I wish you all a nice day.

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