Hey guys! One of my best friends wrote an amazing guest post, and today I am excited to share it with y’all! She’s a super awesome person and friend, so be sure to tell her in the comments that we want to see more of her. (Just kidding, Lunden! No pressure!😉) Here she is!
Hey guys!! First off, let me just say thank you to Mel for letting me guest post here… This will be fun! My name is Lunden, and I’ve never done anything like this before so… bear with me. : )
So today’s topic is one I’m sure we can relate to: Have you ever been so into something that it starts to occupy your EVERY thought? Night after night you lay there fantasizing about it, or spend time day-dreaming about it, and can’t stop talking about it? If so, you’re definitely not alone. 🙂
I tend to not just simply like something.
I tend to obsess over it. And sometimes I don’t even realize I’ve been letting that one thing rule over my mind until it’s too late! It’s important to realize before I go any further that the enemy is always looking out for ways to make us stumble.
He can even use things you love to overtake your thoughts and distract you from what God is trying to tell you.
There’s no harm in enjoying your favorite activity, movie, or book! I have plenty of favorites, Melani can tell you. 🙂
But when it starts to occupy your thoughts too much, it can become dangerous. I found myself not wanting to read my Bible as often and putting off spending time with God. So I could continue finding out more things about my recent obsession.
If this is happening to you, that’s a red flag!
The enemy will use anything he can get his hands on to attempt to draw you away from what matters most. Don’t give in to the easy temptation of watching it one more time, listening to it again, and reading one more chapter. Sadly, we live in a world where indulgence is encouraged.
Don’t listen to the world’s advice telling you that it’s okay to indulge in good things too much; instead try to pace yourself! I truly believe God loves us and wants us to have fun and enjoy things (good, ethical things, just to clarify). Just not when it pushes us away from Him.
So, whenever that good thing starts to control your thoughts…
Just remind yourself that God is the one who wants and deserves your attention much more than that silly TV show or movie. 🙂 That’s all for today!
Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Thanks so much for writing this for us, Lunden! Have a great day everyone and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Have you ever let a TV show, book, or movie become an obsession?