In today’s world, we are surrounded by news media, computers and other technology at almost every waking moment. From an early age, we are bombarded with images and messages that say we have to be beautiful and thin in order to be happy and successful. Magazines, movies, soap operas, and even novels with unrealistic wealth and romance, flood the market and give women a wrong sense of reality.
The media is constantly feeding information into your spirit. These feeds usually tend to be more negative and make little deposits into your heart and mind. They can be so subtle, and we don’t even see it—or worse, so large that we don’t believe they will personally affect us.
Therefore, it’s important to recognize the unhealthy negative effects that this constant exposure can have on spirits. Everything we see or hear makes a deposit on the inside of us—good or bad.
The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Everything in your life flows out of your spirit and mind. Think about a time where you have watched a negative news report or hung out with a friend who is negative. Our moods and attitude typically change. We easily become sad, irritated, negative, etc., based on our experiences.
If we eat Twinkies all day long, we know we are depositing unhealthy food into our bodies and expect unhealthy results. We need to treat all the spiritual deposits just like we do food and limit it as much as possible in order to avoid negative side effects. What you take into your body or mind will manifest in some form physically or spiritually.
Take some time this week and pay attention to how you respond to your environment. Take an inventory of all the deposits being made in your life. Are they good ones or bad ones from the influences around you? Which area is getting more time in your day to influence your mind?
The more good things you deposit, the healthier your spirit, soul and body will be.
Negative information comes from all over, television, radio, social media or sometimes even your friends or family. What influences you?