Mind Under Attack
There are a lot of grey areas and unanswered questions in life. As we grow, it is humbling but important to admit that we don’t always have all the answers to all the circumstances of life. Sound judgment in this twenty-first century has become more difficult, with the borderline separating good and evil, acceptable and unacceptable behavior becoming fainter and fainter by the hour.
The human mind is being bombarded with all sorts of filth through the various communication channels available in this century. Only a few are actually aware of the kind of dangerous programming we are all being subjected to unconsciously, on a day-by-day basis, in the name of “entertainment”.
The exposure of this filth to our senses causes arousals and stimulations leading to addiction to the object of exposure. This does not just happen, it is intentional. Some of the filth that attacks our minds are evident in the songs we listen to, movies we watch, the kind of literature we consume, and the unwholesome vibes carried by our airwaves.
Some people would like us to believe that there is nothing to all the pollution going on and that it’s just entertainment. I think not.
We know from God’s word that there is a spirit behind every manifestation especially when a song is sung, an instrument played, or words spoken. For example, we know that when David played the harp for King Saul, the evil spirits that troubled him left him. This tells us that songs and musical instruments can repel or attract evil spirits to torment one’s life.
There is no vacuum, it’s either the Spirit of God is leading a manifestation, or an evil spirit is influencing the performer.
What files are you downloading onto the computer of your mind? Are they positive, faith-filled and Holy Spirit-inspired files or files that will corrupt the entire operating system?
We are shocked by many terrible crimes committed day in and day out and we keep asking, what happened to her or him? We ask ourselves how a human being could be so heartless towards his neighbor, forgetting that this is only a manifestation of what has been rehearsed over and over in a corrupted mind as a result of exposure to unwholesome information or violence.
The most dangerous weapons in the world are not the atomic bomb or the hydrogen bomb and certainly not even the inter-continental ballistic missile. The most dangerous weapon is a corrupted mind or a mind without conscience; a twisted mind.
All the horrors in history occurred as a result of leaders whose minds were twisted or corrupted. For example, Adolf Hitler believed and spread the superiority of the “Germanic race” – what he called an Aryan “master race” and proclaimed Germany’s destiny to rule over inferior races.
This single corrupted belief led to the Holocaust where over six million Jews were put to the sword and World War II where at least forty million people were slain.
Will you call this an ordinary belief? I think not. Remember you are in charge of your own mind. You can decide today to channel it to only that which edifies your soul and spirit and ministers grace to your hearers. You may not be able to stop a bird from flying over your head but you sure can stop it from making its nest on your head. Don’t allow your mind to become the trash bin for gossip and silly talks but focus it on things that bring progress and rebuild your momentum to move one step higher and become better.
The syllabus for a healthy mind is perfectly inscribed at Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things
I rest my case.