What TV shows and movies are you watching these days?

Recently, I’ve needed to examine my heart when it comes to some shows that everyone is talking about.

I want to challenge you today to look at what the things you watch do to your hearts. Proverbs tells us that we must protect our hearts because out of it flows life. If you find yourself having trouble with your heart after watching something, it may be time to make the wise choice and stop. Rather look away than be led down a road that is hard to come back from.

Read Proverbs 4:23 –



It’s wise to check in regularly with your future self. Have a conversation with the person you hope you’re becoming. Solomon put it this way: ‘Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.’ (Proverbs 4:25 –

What does future-you hope for from current-you? What decisions are you faced with now that will impact future-you? It’s possible you might need to say no to your current self, now and then, so that you can say the best yes to your future self. Your future self will be telling stories of what your current self is doing. What do you want those stories to be?

Read Isaiah 30:21 –



If you want your life to have influence and impact, stop keeping score. Rather, lose count. Don’t hold records of who’s on top and where you fall in the scheme of things. It’s far wiser to lose interest in yourself and become very interested in others. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a people person, be brave to look people in the eye and show kindness, concern or appreciation.

Read Proverbs 3:27 –

Prefer others whether there’s something in it for you or not. Forgetting about what other people owe you will change the aroma of your life. God will use you ‘to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.’ (2 Corinthians 2:14)



Read Proverbs 4:7 –

Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 7:29, ‘This is all that I have learned: God made us plain and simple, but we have made ourselves very complicated.’ So it figures that a wise way to live is to always be on the lookout for ways of simplifying your life.

Ask yourself, ‘What would an uncomplicated life look like? What could simplicity mean, today or this week?’ If less is more, where would you benefit from less of something, to make more time for something else? Less hoarding, more giving? Less TV, more sleep? Less worry, more trust? Less anger, more laughing? Less bitterness, more forgiveness?

Get wise. Simplify.