One of the things that we have talked about lately at Bible study has been how important it is to stay focused.
When I was first beginning my relationship with Christ, I thought it didn't really matter what kinds of things I surrounded myself with. I didn't feel the need to listen to christian music every time I was in the car. I guess I didn't see that it really mattered what I put in my head. Like with TV, or music, that kind of thing. But now, I think it does.
Now, keep in mind this is just my experience, and I am soooo not perfect, just ask anybody. I have a love for all music, everything from Carrie Underwood to Kid Rock. Yes, I know, he has a potty mouth, but I think he has a great voice, just listen to one of his slow songs. Yes, he does have a few slow songs. Anyway, I guess that's one of the good things about getting older, you realize you're not as smart as you thought you were. I have no problem admitting when I am wrong. It happens more times than I like to admit. So now, I try to pay more attention to what I am feeding my brain. I like to watch uplifting shows, listen to happy music, I am learning to surround myself with people who are encourager's.
Now that doesn't mean I don't mess up, I do.
But I also know that when the world is getting crazy, and I need to spend some time with the Lord, maybe I should switch my station to KLOVE, or spend a little extra time reading my bible. I actually have my radio station on KLOVE right now.
I have realized that if I spend more time with things that encourage my faith, it is a little easier to stay focused. I think if we can remember that our relationship with God should be our first priority, then we can trust that he will take care of the other stuff in our lives.