Feeding the Mind

I have a confession to make. I am in the midst of a “mind purge” that comes after a season of mental overindulgence.  Learning, reading, and thinking are all amazing things. You can really never do it enough…until you do. For me, the purge became necessary when I started to notice that the things that were first filling my mind in response to any given situation were not the things of God, but of the world.

It started innocently enough. I enjoy being in touch with culture, and that will never change. But soon, I realized my intake of what others think versus what God says was irrationally out of balance. I had been feeding my mind with such an immense input of other things, that my God input was all but nonexistent. And it was showing.

I lost touch with the Spirit and became far more in tune with my flesh. My instincts gravitated toward things that others believe versus what I believe myself. Which leads to the question: What do I believe? Is my faith so liquid as to take the form of whatever is pressed against it most tightly and frequently?

If that is the case, it becomes even more important then for me to make sure that the #1 influence in my life is God, His Word, and His Spirit. I will not find that in the pages of magazines, blogs, or resources that spout every opinion but Godly ones. I will not find that in places where God is mocked. I will not find that if I do not go where I know He is.

Stop and get honest. What have you been feeding your mind? You need look no further for proof than the proportions of your thoughts as to how healthy your mind-feeding habits are. Today, everyday, watch what you feed your mind.

Comments

comments

2 Responses to “Feeding the Mind”

  1. Amy February 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    I feel you. I think for me it’s like I have such instant access to so many things because of the internet…and like this weird addiction to knowing what people think. Lol, but it’s not actually the best thing and I think like especially in the last couple of years I’ve noticed that it affects me really negatively in a lot of ways.

    • Lis Burns February 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      I completely understand and agree!

      I find a marked difference in my patience, my attitude, and my productivity when I try to limit the amount of time I spend doing the “other” things.

Leave a Reply:

Gravatar Image