The average brain weighs about 3 pounds and contains 12 billion cells, each of which is connected to 10,000 other brain cells, totaling 120 trillion brain connections. Truly, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
The two primary means of communicating to your brain are through your eyes and ears. Everything you see and hear goes into your mind and will influence how you think. How you think determines how you live, and how you live determines where you will spend eternity. That is why we must be very discriminating concerning what we allow to enter our minds.
In old times gangs of thieves would often put a small boy through a tiny window so he could unlock and open the door from within, allowing the thieves to enter.
Likewise, the enemy of our souls uses small things to gain entrance into our minds. It might be improper reading material. It might be television programs or movies that plant unhealthy and unholy images in our minds. It might be music that either delivers a wrong message, or stirs up wrong emotions and desires. It might be an ungodly attitude that seeks to gain entrance into our thinking. Or it might be the impure sites visited when surfing the internet. While all these things may seem to be small and insignificant, they can unlock the door to a host of other evils.
Don’t let that happen! Diligently guard the door of your mind by putting into practice what Paul talked about in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
Pastor Todd Weston