Is This Frightening Statement True About You?

Jan 6, 2024    Mister Brown

Is this frightening statement true about you? I had to ask myself this question. It's a good measurement for starting the new year.

[0:00] Intro

[0:50] Is this true about you?

[9:10] What is your purpose?

[15:50] Final thoughts

Bible Verses:

Philippians 4:8

Psalm 112

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Romans 12:1-2

Romans 6:13-14

Are you lazy and undisciplined? I have come to realize that I can be lazy and undisciplined, despite getting a lot done. What do I mean by this?

I have a tendency to become undisciplined in various areas of life, such as TV watching, eating, and exercising. I want to be more intentional with my time, but I am tempted to lean into laziness. TV and food aren’t bad things in themselves. They are neutral. It’s how we consume TV and food that makes them positive or negative. 

For example, I find myself watching too much television and YouTube without thinking about how it’s impacting my mind. I think this is being lazy and undisciplined in my mind. Philippians 4:8 is a great prescription for what we can meditate on, think about, and measure in our media consumption and other areas of our lives.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

I want to be a "Psalms 112 Man" and practice focusing on positive habits. I encourage you to examine your own mind and thoughts. Consider what you are thinking about and planting in your mental soil. Are you living with purpose and to glorify God? Are you disciplining your mind and your body to live a godly life? Just like athletes train for a purpose, let us emphasize self-control and discipline in our spiritual journeys. 

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 

“Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 6:13-14