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If we feed our minds with the garbage of the world, that is what will come out of us.

Have you ever spent a night hanging out with friends and you get together and eat all sorts of junk food? You probably woke up the next day feeling a bit sick to your stomach. This example applies to the things you fill your mind with as well. If you are filling it with nothing but bad things, then only bad things will come out of you. Here are some tips to help you know what to feed your mind and soul with.

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Who Do You Want to Be?

Think about who it is that you want to be. If you want to be someone who honors God, then you should feed yourself with stuff that will help you do that.

What Are You Feeding Yourself?

Think about what you’re feeding your body. If you are filling your time with shows or music that have terrible morals, then that is going to influence you. You will begin to think what those shows or songs speak.

Remove the things in your life that negatively impact you. If you are noticing that the things in your life are dragging you down and making you think or act in negative ways, cut them out. There is plenty of media in the world that won’t drag you down or negatively influence you.

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If you are constantly feeding your soul with negative things it will take a toll on you. Fill your life with things that push you toward God and help you live a life that honors him. This may mean cutting things out of your life that you enjoy, but it will be best for you in the long run.

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are some of your favorite shows, apps, or sites? Why do you like these pieces of media?
  3. In what ways does entertainment/media influence us? Share an example if you have one.
  4. What are common themes in music or shows that can make us think negatively? What about positively?
  5. Read Philippians 4:8. What does this verse tell you about what you should fill your time with?
  6. Read Matthew 23:25-26. What does Jesus say about the things we put inside of us? How should these verses influence our thinking?
  7. What are some things you could “feed” yourself with that will motivate you to think or act in ways that honor God?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This topic is adapted from the LIKE HER YouTube channel.