In this Sunday’s message Joel Osteen is telling us to, “Be Careful What You Feed Your Mind,” because it will influence our lives, our actions, and our destiny. These are my notes that I took as I watched and listened to Joel’s broadcast today. Please feel free to Click Here for today’s Podcast, to listen to it, for yourself. We need to monitor our exposure to the media of things that we watch, listen to, or believe in, and we need to stay on guard. A lot of the things we are exposed to each day are not wholesome or good for us to see. But every day we may find these kinds of bad experiences infiltrating our lives and hard to avoid. When we watch or listen to the news comes to mind, and we need to be aware of the desensitizing effect these things have on us. Don’t give the enemy a foothold in your life, be on guard.
We are going to become what we feed ourselves, or what we allow to come into our lives. So take inventory of what you are feeding yourself, what are you watching? What are you listening to? What kind of values is that portraying? Is it inspiring you to be better? Do yourself a favor by feeding yourself something wholesome.
Joel quoted these verses of Scripture:
This is the information from This Week’s Message page about today’s broadcast titled Be Careful What You Feed Your Mind by Joel Osteen:
Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” The same principle is true in our spiritual lives. Our ears and eyes are the gates to our soul. What we watch, what we listen to, and who we associate with are constantly feeding and influencing our inner man, which in turn, influences our actions and destiny.
Psalm 119:37 says, “Keep me from paying attention to worthless things.” David said in Psalm 101:3, “I will set before me no vile thing.” Today more than ever, we have opportunities to feed our minds with the wrong thing. Everywhere we turn, there is information trying to influence us. But Ephesians 4:27 says, “Do not give the enemy a foothold. “ A door of opportunity is opened when we allow negative influences in our lives. What seems as harmless entertainment, a compromising TV show, or a negative song choice eventually influences your thought life. Thoughts lead to actions and actions determine your destiny. Spend time building yourself up, not wasting your time with activities that can tear you down. You are a temple of the Most High God – called, appointed and anointed to do great things. Do your best to keep your temple pure and be selective with what you feed your spirit. As you do your part, God will take you places that you have never imagined. You will reach your full potential and become everything God has created you to be.
God will bless you with a peaceful mind!
Thanks for Listening,