I watched a Joseph Prince sermon recently. Not the whole thing but the part that spoke to me was when he said we should have helmets on our heads. Funny,imagine people walking around with helmets all the time like it rains hailstones.
Remember the last time the words someone spoke hurt you, in actual fact that is what we all need, helmets on our heads.
As a man thinketh so is he, a helmet is needed to ensure we do not corrupt our identity in Christ. We may be easily swayed by what we see and forget what we know. We must watch what we feed our minds. Whatever we feed in our minds will eventually get to our hearts. if any man be in Christ he is a new creation behold old things have passed all things have become new. The newness of mind we receive when we decide to accept Jesus needs to be preserved and we must therefore have helmets on our heads. People say a lot of things about us but it is up to us to not let anything they say affect our thoughts, we must analyse every criticism carefully praying that if there be a need for change God gives us grace to change. We must however also know who we are in Christ and be strong enough to not give up as long as the Holy Spirit hasn’t convicted us of the path we follow. The bible says we must guard our hearts with all diligence for from it flows the issues of life. To guard your heart you need to guard your mind it is not what goes into a man that makes him unclean but what comes out of him. What we feed on is what we give out so we must learn to sift the chaff from the wheat.
Misinterpretation of words is most likely the main reason people argue. We hear a bunch of words from a person and without asking for clarification jump to our own conclusion. This may or may not be wrong but if our minds dwell long enough on a person’s actions or words, it creates a place for misinterpretation and anger. The one who offends us is probably moving on with their lives but we are stuck in a loophole,replaying those moments and imagining what we could have done or will do next time we encounter them. This is pretty new to me because I can replay out situations and then in my own mind figure out how it should have gone, what the person was meaning, whether it was right of them… the best way to avoid this is to let o immediately. You think they disrespected you? Let it go immediately. Maybe they did may be they didn’t mean it in that sense but the vast upbringing of people could let what you see as harmful as harmless. Took me a while but lately I try to not hold on to any form of hurt for even an hour. Life is too precious to waste on hurt when it isn’t even physical. Take it out of your mind and treat it as nothing and it will be. Maybe it is our sense of self-importance that puts us there anyways.
Thai probably the most cliché part of this piece. The TV shows, the music and the movies you watch can. E terrible to a person’s mind. I grew up watching TV as the sole source of entertainment, all these American shows and stuff so imagine my surprise when I got out there in my first year and realized it wasn’t like in the movies. I did a couple of crazy things I won’t lie and a few people didn’t even believe I am Ghanaian 😂😂😂😂. Too much TV creates a false sense if what the outside world really is. To face life you need to put away all the things you see on TV then take a careful look at the environment you are in, get to understand is traditions and observe how the people function. What you see isn’t what you get. If you want to live a lie in the fast lane you can just follow TV shows and music videos. If you want to live in the c