Thursday, June 28, 2012

A daily battle of the mind.....

I am not sure where to begin as I sit here.....my mind seems to be jumbled up with so many thoughts of what I would like to say.....but how to say them is what I struggle with. We live in a society where the unmentionable things seem to be common conversation....where our sights are clammoured with questionable billboards..crude television..the work place has become a place of gossip and lude conversations...our churches have become so casual. Daily our minds are being squandered away by sex, gossip, lies. Things that were once taboo in our society are commonplace now. Not only am I speaking from my heart today....but I speak as a Christian...a woman, a wife and a mother. For me...my work is at home. I know I am blessed to have this opportunity to be a stay at home mom. Even though some women have to work...I understand that some women choose to work. Whatever your case may be....WE  all have a work to do in our homes. Our husbands go out into the world on a daily basis. They are confronted maybe with fowl language, women co-workers who have no thought of your husband being a married man, watercooler talk, hard to deal with bosses......ON TOP of their already tough job and responsiblity of being the bread winner for your home. Lately, I have seen SO MUCH talk about certain books and movies that have recently come out or are about to come out.....and I have been TRULY STUNNED at the women who have posted or written about these said things. I don't write this to judge or criticize what one chooses to read or watch but I do write this hoping to challenge each one of you. Our minds are being filled with so much trash. Our time is being filled with fantasy. The many hours our minds spend wandering and daydreaming. I always thought pornagraphy was more of a problem for men....but now I am not so sure. It seems to be rampant among women now days. I have seen so many posts from women so excited to go see the movie "magic mike". I get red faced just seeing the previews on tv....that come on first thing in the morning. I wonder why...ladies are so taken with things like this. Your husband should be the only one that gets you excited. What a diservice we do to our men...when we fill our minds with other men. Ladies...we not only owe it to ourselves to live a sober minded life but to our husbands as well. We need to not only guard our hearts...but we need to guard our minds. For we are fighting a battle of the mind. When we allow visions and thoughts of these things to take us to a fantasy world...then we have clearly exited reality. We need to build walls around our home....and not let this trash penetrate through. If our minds aren't clear and focused....then we can't help our husbands. Every day your husband walks out the front door....as a wife...you should be praying for him. He will be bombarded with worldy things. Through out the day...I am constantly praying for my husband...for him to be safe...have a successful day, for him to be protected from the wiles of this world. His job is hard enough....I don't want my husband falling prey. If my mind is off doing things it shouldn't ....I can't pray for him like I should.  What would it make you feel like if your husband was so excited to go watch a female stripper movie....where nothing is left to the imagination. How would you feel if your husband spent hours on end reading a sexual trilogy. I dare say....it would make you feel cheapened. It would me. I know I can never compare or live up to what these books and movies portray. Pretty soon...I would have a pretty crummy attitude about myself. I think my husband is the sexiest man alive. I want to please him and make him happy. I can't do that if my thoughts are all consumed by junk....my mind not on him....but of a character from a book that I wish he was. And vice versa. That's so not fair. God created a man....and then he created a women to be his help meet. My husband tells me everyday that I am beautiful and he makes me feel special and he spoils me. Our children know that our love is real. Does that mean it's perfect....ABSOLUTELY NOT. Does that mean every day is a bed of roses at our house.....Ummm,NO!!! Love is not just a feeling. You have to keep falling back in love with the same person over and over again.  But it does mean that I will do my best to guard my mind. I will do this for first and foremost for my Savior...Jesus Christ...and I will do this for my husband because I love him so. So ladies...I challenge you....build a wall that this stuff can't penetrate. Be sober minded.....clear headed. Do it for you....your husband and ultimatley your children.  Don't fall prey to what the world calls entertainment....the price is far too great to pay. 

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Very well said! I agree 100% So glad you shared this!

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