Who made the latest sex tape? Which pop star is dating which? What’s the hottest song on radio? Who
cheated on whom? What’s the latest online feud between catty celebrities?
How can Believers remain focused on the things that are true, noble, pure and of good report (Philippians 4:8)
when trash posturing as important information is everywhere—especially on social media?
The ubiquitous nature of entertainment headlines make trashy write-ups, scandalous content and sexually
explicit pictures hard to miss. Even the silliest video pranks and most vulgar footage go viral, and get shared
millions of times on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
How do you keep your mind elevated, avoid being sucked into time-wasting mental traps and remain pure of
heart with all the distractions coming your way?
Here are 8 ways:
1. Click away.
“ For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from
the Father but from the world.” (1 John 2:16)
A very wise, God-fearing woman once told me, “Protect your ear-gate, your eye-gate and the gate to your
heart.” Sometimes our curiosity and need to stay current gets the best of us. But it’s not good to press play on
every video that pops up in your news feed or click to read any old salacious headline you see. If it is not
edifying to your spirit, why are you indulging in it? Watching and reading too much of the wrong things awaken
the wrong things within us.
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