Recently my husband and I had a "conversation" about t.v. We recently got Netflix, which has been really nice, however, I'll admit t.v. can be a total vise of mine. Given the time I'll binge watch entire seasons of shows. In general I watch a lot less t.v. than I used to simply because I don't have time as a mom, but I can easily spend all of Grant's nap time on the weekends planted on the couch.
Now, I don't think t.v. in it of it's self is bad, but I've got the power to chose what I watch. After hearing the buzz about "Orange is the the Black" I decided to "give it a try," and by that I mean I was sucked in. I'm not saying this to judge anyone who watches it and I hope you won't judge me. I like the idea of the show, I think seeing what prison life is like is really interesting, but it's definitely not a show I'd discuss during our Sunday morning Bible Study. And that's were the problem lays for me. If I don't feel comfortable talking about it in church, I probably shouldn't watch it. Unfortunately I didn't come to this decision on my own, it took my husband to point it out, and honestly I'm grateful for that.
Recently at church our pastor said that salvation frees us from the power of sin. I will never be perfect, but with God I am able to be a better person and use the time I'm given more wisely. I'm sure my issues with t.v. are just one of many hurtles I'll have to get through in my life, but I know with God I can.
The same goes for you, whatever your vise, whatever your challenge, God is with you. Our pastor also said to "Pray not that God gives you what you want, but so that your wants line up with God's." He has the power to change our 'want to's" and I'm encouraged by that.
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