And I thought, it is the same way with us -- we need a filter. Every day we are bombarded with messages. Some are edifying and some are detrimental, but we need to have a way to sift these voices so that we know whether or not they are based in truth.
For example, if I read about the importance of daily Bible reading when I'm five days behind in my Bible in One Year, I will probably feel convicted. At that point, with me, I then turn conviction (a nudging of the Holy Spirit to spur me on to better choices) into condemnation. The original message from God is: I love you and I want you to know this. I want you to have my Word as a tool and as a comfort. The messages that usually follow either from myself or the enemy say this: You are such a slacker. I can't believe you can't keep up with this. I can keep the truth of the original message and see what God is saying and let the other stuff just fall through, not touching my soul and not warping my mind.
Challenge: What filters do you already have in place? Where do you need to place a filter in your life? What examples can you share with us?
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