Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

For the Father up above is looking down with love

646
Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See
shoplatisse.com

“Oh be careful little eyes what you see…Oh, be careful little ears what you hear…”

These are words from a children’s song we use to sing. However, not too long ago I realized that these words still ring true in my adult life.

I am not a big television watcher. I tend to be a binge watcher, so it is really for the best if I stay away from a good television series. But, recently I decided to start watching a show that I had heard some good things about. This was a show about a group of high school age kids that sing; that’s about all I knew. I did know this show was amazingly popular, and I had heard that the show had sold more albums than the Beatles. Well, I LOVE music so I gave the show a shot. We can get on Hulu and watch past episodes of shows, so when I had a bit of “alone time” I sat back and pushed play. I will tell you, the 1st episode I watched was morally bankrupt. I’m not one of these people who thinks that you can only watch Christian shows, or only listen to Christian music, but this show supported all the things that I stood against – like ALL. Oh, but you see, this group of kids, or adults playing kids, were amazingly talented. So, I thought, “maybe it was just this episode”, so I watched the next one. No different: bad morals but GOOD music. So I gave it a few more tries hoping for a different outcome. AND that, by the way, is the definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Each time I would push play and insanely think, “Maybe the next one will be better.” Nope, they were all morally corrupt. I was purposefully being insane. Why? Because I loved the music. I am not kidding these guys were amazingly talented. I sat and watched several episodes of this show over the next few days or so – remember, binge watcher.

As I was sitting watching, what became the last episode that I would watch, I realized something in my mind had changed in just that short amount of time watching this show. See, the detestable things that should have made me sick, the things that I said were morally bankrupt in the 1st episode, I was now overlooking so that I could enjoy the music, oh that amazing music. The episodes were still the same: morally corrupt, but my mind different. It was becoming numb to the things that should have pushed me to push the stop button. The longer I watched the more my mind overlooked these things. The more I overlooked them the more ok I became with it.

Sin is never okay! Satan is an amazing deceiver and he knows exactly where to hit. It worked with Adam and Eve, and it worked with me. My kids were asleep. My husband was upstairs. No one was around. I was a grown-up; I could handle a little “worldly” television, especially with amazing music, right? Wrong. When the Worldly stuff begins to change the Spiritual stuff, we have a problem. Romans 12:2 says:

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Oh, be careful little eyes what you see

Oh, be careful little ears what you hear

For the Father up above is looking down with love ...

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

73245
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

46418
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

977188
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments