A few weeks ago i sat down to watch a popular reality show. I used to be hooked to this show a few years ago and stopped watching it in 2013. Then the new season came along and i thought hmm let me get back into watching this show. I used to love reality shows, like i could spend an entire day just watching reality shows then i had a light bulb moment and realised i waste my time watching these people yet they don’t even know me so i stopped. Anyway like i said i had gone back to watch the show, watched i think two or three episodes can’t remember then on this particular day i sat down to watch the show. As i was holding the remote looking for the recording of this show something in me said no. At first i hesitated then i conquered the urge to watch the show, deleted it and listened to the radio instead. I then asked myself why i wanted to invite such things into my world? Even though it’s one of those real housewives of… shows, but still there’s something about the show that i don’t like and i decided i no longer want to invite such bad vibes or negativity into my world.
We really owe it to ourselves what we invite into our worlds. We have responsibility what we expose ourselves too. King David urges us to “guard our hearts for out of it flow the issues of life.” There are moments i find myself feeling some type of way then i go back and trace what happened, what did i do, who did i speak to, what did i read, what did i watch to determine what it was that made me feel that way.
We cannot control the world around us but we have control over what we allow into our worlds.
This week i am making a commitment to shut things out of my world that do not benefit me in any way and rather concentrate on things that enrich my life.
Philippians 4:8New King James Version (NKJV)
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.