Guarding your Mind
How many times have you watched a scary movie and then dreamed about it after you went to bed? That is what happens when we watch movies that are not for the Christian. When we continue to watch movies like this we begin to think it’s reality and we start believing what they say and do.
Movies are not the only thing that can cause you to have the incorrect beliefs. Television shows, the news, the radio, CD’s, DVD, and games can do the same as movies do.
We really need to be careful about what we watch, what we listen to, and what we play because these can have bad effects on us. They are somewhat manipulative and that can cause us to lose our faith. These types of things can also cause us to do the wrong things. We see what happens with these things and we begin to think it’s ok to do them as well.
God doesn’t like it when we do that, so we must not do it. The best way to avoid these problems is to watch shows that are for Christians, listen to Christian music, and play games that are appropriate for Christians. He has created these things so we don’t have to worry about moving away from our faith because of what we watch or listen to. It makes it easier to deal with day to day things when we don’t have to worry about that as well.
Now this doesn’t mean you can’t watch or listen to things that are not directly related to Christianity. There are shows, movies, music, and games that are not Christian, but they are still good for us to watch. You need to pay attention to the rating, people involved in it, and what it’s about. Usually you will know right away if you look at those things if it’s good for you or not.
Some things that you won’t want to watch would be horror movies, music that you wouldn’t want to listen to would be satanic, and games that you wouldn’t want to play would be ones that are about stealing or killing others. Use your best judgment and think about God when you make your decision. When you do this, you will make the right choices.
What we watch on TV, listen to on the radio, and games we play have a direct impact on our minds. We have to guard our minds and protect them from evil that we see and hear. Keeping our faith is important and we don’t need anything to try and steer us away from that. If you have trouble, pray about it and let God lead you in the right direction. He will tell you what’s right and what’s wrong. Then follow his lead and you will be well on your way to a safe environment for your mind.