What are we putting into our brains?
Recently I’ve really been soul searching and praying about what I’ve been putting into my brain. I’m a person who can watch a not so great movie and then shrug off the message, but if I keep watching that same kind of movie, the message starts to creep into my thoughts.
Now I will honestly admit, I watch a lot of secular movies. Why? Because I enjoy them. No other reason under the sun then they give me enjoyment. Is this wrong? No. But recently I got to thinking; to my personal convictions, it’s alright to watch a secular movie, or read a secular book now and then, but of late secular movies have been pretty much all I’ve been watching.
You can very easily ask “Why should I not?” when going to watch something that doesn’t glorify God but the real question should be “Why should I?”
As Christians we are set apart by God to do something different then the people around us and while watching a couple movies that are not Christian most likely will never hurt you, it’s not really going to help you either.
I have watched some secular movies that I felt as a Christian I could see a good message in, so please don’t think I’m saying all of them are bad, I just believe we need to think more before we do put things into our brain. You can always put things in, but you can never take them out.
This same principle applies to all kinds of media, books, music, online, along with movies.
So, this week I’m challenging myself to ask instead of “why should I not?” asking “Why should I?”