I was driving back home from a day of working in the hospital. The 45 minute commute is a time where I can relax and focus on the tasks ahead of me. All of a sudden, I get a call. My radio lights up with a number that is from the surrounding area.
Oh, maybe I need to get this.
I answer the phone and I am told I’m missing out on a great deal to update my healthcare insurance. SPAM.
Other times, the calls get a bit more sneaky. On these calls I am told if I don’t comply with what is requested the government will arrest me. SPAM.
And other times, I answer and all I hear is dead silence. SPAM.
These calls can be frustrating but most of all distracting.
While spam calls are one of the most annoying daily events, right after an itch on the middle of your back you can’t reach, they teach a pretty valuable lesson.
A lot of times we have thoughts that are just like spam calls.
Thoughts that tell us things like:
you aren’t loved……you can’t get that grade……you are doing everything wrong……you won’t ever find peace……nothing matters….life will always be hard….etc.
The list goes on and on.
For many people, these constant spam thoughts make it hard to live a joy-filled life.
What are we to do with these spam thoughts? Well, exactly what we do with the spam calls. Do not allow them to catch you in their spider web.
If we start answering these spam thoughts and having discussions with them, we begin to get caught in their trap.
Our emotions are sent up and down by the thoughts. We become confused and lose sight of our goals.
When the thoughts come, you will hear what they say, however you must immediately hang them up.
Do not question the thoughts.
Do not ask yourself why you are having such thoughts.
You must realize that these spam thoughts are just obstacles trying to derail you from your mission on this earth. God placed you here to remain focused and at peace. Do not allow spam thoughts to take your focus away from you.
In this life we will face much trouble trying to live a life of love. Allow yourself to rest in the presence of God, and the only way to do this is to focus on Him.
Recognize the spam in your mind, sharpen your focus like a sword, and live the life God has laid out for you.