Have you ever said something then said to yourself, “Where did that come from?” It may have not been nice, it may have been in anger. It may have not been considerate. I hate to say that I have asked myself that question. Especially these last few years.
For me, I needed to step back and see what was creating the words and thoughts that were being said. When I feed my mind and heart with negativity, it reflects on what comes out. There is so much of this in our culture. I remember hearing a radio talk show host (A Doctor) talk about how our minds are like a recorder. Everything we put into our minds is permanently there. Yes, forever. It may be in our subconscious, but it is always there. So day after day, we put things in our minds that we shouldn’t. Is it Covid hopelessness, violence, immorality, or division? The phrase garbage in- garbage out comes to mind.
When we read the paper or watch the news, it can get us in a bad mood. Dan and I took a recent 10-day vacation. I unplugged for the whole time. No watching news or reading the paper. I guess you could say, World War 3 could have started and I wouldn’t have known about it. (That would be a good thing) But it was so refreshing. I felt renewed health. It could have been we were in the mountains, but it was wonderful.
We can offset the negative by putting in the positive. Positive shows, music, books, and people. Take time to unplug yourself and see what that does.
Reading God’s Word gives us hope! Something hard to find in our society right now.
Each day I have to make the decision on what goes in-hopefully a positive reflection on what comes out.
God’s Word-Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do, flows from it.