I don’t watch much TV. I have a few shows that record on my DVR each week – American Idol, Desperate Housewives, and the Office.
And I don’t really watch that many movies. Outside of Disney ones, my repertoire isn’t very good.
It’s not that I have anything against entertainment. I don’t. I love it.
I partake of movies and TV shows as an escape, something I can crash on the couch and mindlessly watch as I try to unwind before bed.
But I’ve learned that if I watch shows like CSI, Criminal Minds, or Law & Order, I’ll often have nightmares (about dead people, not surprisingly). If I watch The Bachelor, I find myself pining over dates and relationships that aren’t based in reality (in my own humble opinion).
I chose to not watch the movie Fireproof (despite its esteem among Christian circles) because I often struggle to watch marital conflict (for obvious reasons).
I choose to shield my eyes from thoughts that Satan could use against me. I guess it’s my own “filtering” system that I use to try to protect my mind.
I can’t help but think of a song I learned at church growing up. Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. For the Father up above is looking down with love. Oh, be careful little eyes what you see.
Are you careful to protect your little eyes and mind?
“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.” -Philippians 4:8