Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Hey Friends,

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our minds are enslaved to the things that we enjoy. There are so many things that we enjoy that keep us in the very prison we want to escape from. I’ll give you an example.

You know the hit television show, Game of Thrones, right? Well, I am such a huge fan, my family and I named our cat after one of the popular characters, Khaleesi. Needless to say, I love everything about the show. From the dramatic sword fights with blood spewing everywhere to the sexy, nude love scenes. I’ve been like an addict checking YouTube for updates, predictions, and new trailors for the upcoming, last season of the show.

But, God revealed to me that this show is very unhealthy for my spirit. Last season, I remember feelings “not right” immediately after I watched a episode. I was restless, unable to sleep. And once I feel asleep, my dreams were weird and eerie.

Bondage is like a prison cell and the deception of the enemy is the darkness. God is telling us to trust the light in front of it and follow it (Jesus). God is providing one light for each step at a time, but we have to put on foot forward. Sometimes he’ll even light up 2 lights in front of us for encourage. But ultimately, our goal is to walk through the prison doors, which have already been opened by the blood of the lamb. We just have to follow the light of Jesus as a guide to make sure we’re following the right directions.

Me watching Game of Thrones keeps me in the darkness. The violent and sex scene keeps in my mind in a warped prison which in turn penetrats my heart. It’s breaking my heart to know that I cannot watch my favorite television show. But guess what? I can sleep at night. I can rest knowing that I am pleasing my heavenly Father and He is rewarding me for acknowledging my weakness and staying away from it. He loves that I am renewing my mind in His word and not in the ways of the world.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. -Romans 12:2

In the long run, it’s helping me relate to my family, friends, and even myself. I am able to love and find comfort in hard times and not become angry or discouraged when things get tough. What does that have to do with a television show? Well, if I’m constantly watching violent behavior, then I will eventually begin to emulate violent behavior when I am faced with my own challenges. But…if I fill my mind with God’s love and grace, then that is the kind of behavior I will emulate when I am faced with my own challenges. See the difference?

Thank you guys for reading my thoughts today. I pray you guys are having a good day. Please remember to pray for one another.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. gaillovesgod says:

    “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.” – Psalm 101:3
    Good post, Harotian!

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    1. Thank you Gail! I pray you are having a wonderful morning ❤️

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      1. gaillovesgod says:

        I am blessed, thank you. 🙂 I pray you are as well.

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  2. Praising God with you for setting you free! Keep on walking in His freedom!
    “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

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  3. Robin says:

    Yes we can become what we put in our minds. I couldn’t watch Love and Hip Hop anymore and other shows. They would make me feel uncomfortable as well. So I agree with you. Glad you made that choice sis. Btw Romans 12:2 is a comforting scripture ❤️Thank you for sharing😊

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    1. Awww thank you for reading. And I agree. I love Romans 12:2. Thank you God for such comforting words as we get through this life. Love you sis

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  4. Sandy Brauchle says:

    This is truth! I’ve dropped a number of favorite shows through the years! Thank you Holy Spirit for leading us and transforming our hearts and minds!

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    1. Amen! Our Heavenly Father will reward you for your obedience and faithfulness. He is such a great Daddy! 💜 Thank you for taking the time out to read my thoughts. I pray you’re having a wonderful start to your week

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  5. Everyone tells me that I would really like the show because I am into ancient warriors, dragons and adventure. Yes,even swordplay! But, I’m also not in favor of unrealistic violence and soft porn under the guise of a T.V. show/movie. I don’t need to see nudity or the gore to enjoy the story. And thus, it was never really worth the effort to watch the show. They could have easily kept it on the level of the Marvel movies and been just as successful.

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    1. I agree, but unfortunately, they like to use nudity and gore to attract a larger audience. I’m glad you have decided not to watch it. I pray you are having a wonderful start to your week. Thanks for reading, friend.

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