An Idle Mind is Subject to Idols and Idolatry
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You’ve heard it said, "An idle mind is the devil’s workshop". Ever since its creation, people (myself included for too many seasons) have literally been glued to the television tube on a daily basis. Some people will spend as much as 30 or more hours a week. This is literally throwing away time, watching other people make money through the invaluable resource of your attention.
The devil recognizes how valuable your attention is. If your attention is regularly captured by "nonsense", you may have rendered yourself incapable of being productive beyond mediocrity. Sure we all need a little "nonsense" sometimes, but moderation is the key. Its more inspiring to read a book or take a reflective walk than spend hours in front of a talking tube.
But they’re really not watching television; they’re in essence watching their own life’s potential dissolve away into the consumption of pretentious entertainment. They are in essence supporting someone else’s vain ambition to be in the spotlight and center of attention. While wasting time doing this, they’re own talents are going undeveloped.
The Lord our God has better things for you to do with your time. Try fasting television for a few days, then a few weeks, then a month or two. You will be amazed at the clarity of mind that will emerge and thus inspire you to do something meaningful and extraordinary with your own life. You will begin to get glimpses of your own potential and your true value in the Lord’s eyes.
You have the power within you to change the world. But first you must tap into this God given potential and curb complaisantcy. Don’t spend your whole life supporting vain idols on television. Its time to cultivate your soul by engaging in reality and life.
Be a force of nature to challenge the system by developing your own God given talents to His glory. God wants to use you in His army of faithful warriors. There is work to be done. I challenge you to get busy. Life will be more rewarding and gratifying if you become a player instead of a spectator. "Work while there is day for when darkness comes, no man can work."
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