The Spam Folder

“You’ve Got Mail” – the iconic phrase and title of a rom-com from 1998.

Some may view mail as a hassle, while others may love to get mail, whether in physical or digital form.

The spam folder tends to be the folder that holds least important emails. Some emails might get accidentally put into the spam folder, but for the most part the spam folder is basically like the junk mail we receive in our mail box.

I usually don’t pay much attention to the emails in the spam folder. Just yesterday, I decided to read some of them. I have no idea why. I usually never read them. I guess it’s like the saying “Curiosity killed the cat”, although no one died.

I noticed the spam emails had a similar theme. They were all brief and didn’t  make much sense. The first one was about someone that didn’t like what I wore, that I should be more classy for my well being. I knew the email came from someone I don’t even know, but for a brief moment, I thought if it was true.

It was silly thinking on my part, someone I don’t know sends me a spam email and here I am thinking about it.  Thankfully, I was smart enough not to dwell on it. I know that spam emails aren’t known for important messages, but if we take time to read them, we might start to think the emails are true.

Just like spam emails that aren’t worth our time, Satan tries to thwart our thinking. A simple comparison of clothes, possessions, or friends.

He knows exactly what to say to make us feel terrible about ourselves.

“I don’t deserve it”

“I can’t do it”

“I’m a failure”

We don’t need negativity in our lives.

Memorizing Scripture and hymns can really come in handy. The moment we start thinking about a negative thought that is not our own – let’s stop it. Start going over the verses and songs that proclaim God’s truths. Run and ask Jesus for help. He is with us every step of the way. He doesn’t want us to think negatively about His creation, which includes each of us.

1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

James 4:7

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Phil. 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

 

Let’s be prepared when a “spam email” or negative thought comes our way.

Negative thoughts can be one of the hardest battles to fight.

In the end, we know that, if we are on the Lord’s side, we will be victorious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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