It is through the five senses that we receive the information which will shape our thought patterns, which affects our emotions and finally our choices and behaviour. One of the most powerful of the five senses is sight. Whatever you expose your eyes to will affect some area of your life. It is a daily challenge to be selective in what a person chooses to see.
When I was growing up, my parents never allowed us to read or watch anything violent, scary or sexually explicit. The reason was that they were protecting us from the effects of such content on our minds and behaviour. And I am sure most of you experienced the same from your parents.
However, as we grow up, we start exploring the world and making choices for ourselves. These choices may result in exposure to harmful or even destructive content. An important question we should ask ourselves is “how healthy are my viewing choices”?
It is good to become aware of what you expose yourself to on TV, magazines, newspapers and social media platforms and how this content affects how you think, feel, and how your day goes.
Psalm 119: 37 prays: “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; give me life in your ways.”
Blessings of grace and love