Let’s be real ladies, the soap operas and romantic movies don’t help us one bit in our walk with Christ! The majority of the stories are saturated with promiscuity, vanity, filthy talk, and other carnal behaviors. The interesting thing is that these behaviors are portrayed as normal to the point that they start influencing our mindset. No wonder some of us start hopping from one boyfriend to another, manifest a burning desire to be in a relationship, are loaded with impure thoughts, and experience erotic dreams. Frank Walton adds the following: “I believe soaps can desensitize us to sin, blurring the boundary of right and wrong. It can warp our priorities and distort our value system and moral standards” (The “General Horseplay” of Today’s Soap Operas, 564).
Let’s think about it ladies, why should we, Christ’s followers, pollute our minds with such programs? Why should we, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special people, stoop so low and stain our garments for a temporary moment of pleasure? Unless perhaps we don’t believe that we are God’s beloved and prized children, then in that case, we can continue doing what we do. But if we are convinced that we are highly valued, we shouldn’t therefore give the devil a foothold.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He [Jesus] is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure—1 John 3:2-3
It’s the Father’s intent for His children to be pure and set apart from the world. When we walk purely before the Lord, our prayers are heard (Psalms 66:18), there is no condemnation in our hearts, and we make ourselves available to be used for the ministry of God.
Let’s be real, if we’ve been watching soap operas for decades or have enjoyed watching romantic movies, it’s not easy to suddenly interrupt this routine. Pray, pray, and pray. We need to ask the Holy Spirit for strength and sensitivity to sin (to see these things from God’s perspective). Lastly, find another activity to replace the tv soaps and romantic movies; we’re not unaware of the devil’s schemes (Matthew 12:43-45). It’s important to note that other sources of entertainment such as music videos, books, and etc can also pollute our minds if their contents are inappropriate. Hence, we have to be very careful with what we expose our eyes and ears to.
Movies and tv shows are not bad to watch, however, when their contents begin to clash with our faith and sanctity, it’s a cue for us to take measures in order to preserve our purity. May God help us!