Years back I had this friend, who had a great impact in my life for quite sometime. The impact was sadly negative. Though she was a good person, there was one thing that ruled her that needed a serious change. It was anger. She would lose her temper for no reason and yell at the top of her voice whenever she does.
Being with her always made me like her. I started yelling too so badly like never before and it took so much of time to revert back to normal even after we departed. The reason I got that nature from her was simple. I was always with her, I kept seeing what she did, It got deep into me and I found myself doing what I had been hearing and seeing.
It is the same with anything that we feed ourselves with. I believe every good or bad thing that we do starts with a simple thought in our minds. And I believe our thoughts are mostly based on what enters us through our eyes and ears.
During exam times , I can almost predict my dreams I would have at nights. I would dream of problems, diagrams, theory and even the teacher, For that is what I stuff my head with.
If we are going to keep listening to those word of that song that deviates our minds from the way God wants us to live or from God Himself;
If we are going to encourage those Godless talks/gossip with friends;
If we are going to feed our eyes with pictures that corrupt our minds;
If we are going to watch those scenes that we know we should not be watching;
Or if we are going to do anything that we should not have anything to do with,
Then that is what is going to rule our thought life. They don’t fail to have their work in our minds.
Once these thoughts are conceived start dwelling in our minds, then there is no surprise that, as Paul says, we do what we don’t want to do and we do not do what we want to do.
So my dear friend, if you’re a person struggling to live a life you know you should be living, the way god wants you to live, holy and pleasing unto Him I encourage you to make sure you do the following;
1. Do your best to keep away from those books, songs, movies, talks, pictures or anything that leads you away from you Creator. Make sure they don’t even exist around you, as much as possible, so that you will not be tempted by them all the more.
2. And the best way… Fill yourself with what is good, with the Word of God. God’s Word has power and life. The more we read and meditate on His Word, the more we are inclined to God and do what He wants us to do.
Romans 12.2 says,
“ Do not conform any longer to pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.“
This transformation in our minds can happen only by through the Word of God. By meditating on it day and night.
Once our minds are renewed and our thought life is according to His Word, then living a holy life, a life according to God’s will slowly falls in line.
How are you benefited by this post? Have you been struggling to live a God-pleasing life? How did you overcome? Leave your comments below and encourage the other readers.