Claire Streb: Change it
Question: What should you do if watching a certain television show makes you uncomfortable?
Question: What should you do if listening to a particular radio station makes you uncomfortable?
Question: What should you do if you keep doing the same thing but don't like what happens when you do?
Question: What should you do if you're in the movie theater and the movie is making you uncomfortable?
Question: What if you're surfing the net and accidentally come across a site that makes you uncomfortable?
Question: What should you do if you're reading a book, or an article, or a letter and it makes you uncomfortable?
Question: What should you do if someone you know is constantly putting you down, twisting the truth, manipulating you, harassing you, condemning you for things they do themselves, and refuses to see their own faults?
I once had a conversation with someone who received a letter that was, say, ten pages long. On page 2 they had a warning that the content was going to be questionable. Do you know what they did? They kept reading it! Then, they wondered why they were so upset! And, to top it off, they kept the letter for over five years!
Once they were upset, they should have disposed of the letter immediately. Instead, they kept the letter, which also kept the negativity. That's what Satan thrives on. Once he sees a weakness, he's going to keep after it until it festers so much that there seems there's no hope. And, once this happens, you get weak in other areas of your life.
Recently, I took my teenage daughters to a PG-13 movie, not knowing what that meant. There was a massage scene that really got too explicit. We were all uncormfortable. Did we leave? No! We were stupid. Fortunately, there wasn't much else wrong, but I'll never do that again.
There's only one other comment I wish to make and that is if you keep getting bombarded with this garbage and ignoring it is not your cup of tea, then do something about it. Put a positive spin on it, boycott it, or offer a better alternative. But, complaining while constantly subjecting yourself to it stunts your growth and tells the whole world a lot more about you than you realize.
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