Ways to tackle the negative messages of the world

By Stan Toler

Let me suggest the “De-communication” option for you as a leader. Your mind and heart are vulnerable to the negative messages of the world. If you want to change your way of thinking to protect yourself from the enemy’s team of spiritual hackers, take the cue from the President’s team.

  1. Limit incoming messages. Put yourself in a periodic “de-communication” mode. Give yourself a tech “time-out.” It’s too easy to walk into the web of world conditions; too easy to get trapped into thinking about its negatives.
  2. Make sure you have a “secure network.” Fill your mind with the positives of God’s Word and good thoughts. Let the enemy get a “busy signal” the next time he tries to call.
  3. Filter out the world’s “spam.” If you’re not careful, junk messages can result in a junky lifestyle. The Apostle James said “Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin” (Ja. 1:14-15 NIV).

Modern technology is awesome. I have an iPhone that goes with me everywhere I go. But I’ve learned to not only put the phone “on charge,” I’ve learned to be “in charge” of it. I know that a little bit of silence makes a big difference.


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