Saturday, November 25, 2017

Who Told You? #iQuitTV

With all this talk of "identity" going around, I wanted to share that I used to be afraid of getting amnesia as a child. Every time I hit my head, which happened a lot for some reason, I would repeat my name, address, and what my house looked like to myself to prove I didn't have amnesia.

God asking the question to Adam, "Who told you...?" made me realize something. As a small child with only two TV stations in my area (ABC and NBC), I watched a program where someone forgot who they were. This impacted me and caused fear to rise within me. TV not only affected my thoughts but also manipulated my behavior.

In the 90s, because I knew more commercial jingles and TV show theme songs than Bible verses, I decided to stop watching TV. I wanted to stop being molded by something other than God.

When I examine my beliefs, I consider where they come from. Who told me what I believe? Is it God or something else?

Romans 12:1-2 says, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

I challenge you to examine your beliefs when they arise. Ask yourself: Who told me this? God, or someone else?


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