This weekend I was listening to Spanish songs my parents used to play when I was a little girl. I had the urge to hear them while I was making one of my mother’s favorite recipes of albondigas.
I also used to play and sing these with an old boyfriend. He would play the guitar and I would sing, we’d get drunk and smoke weed.
I loved these songs because they remind me of my family, my culture and good parts of my childhood.
But now they remind me of my ex and the dozens of times we sang, got high and had sex.
I found myself wanting to text him. I wanted alcohol. I wanted to see him.
Thank God I blocked him and deleted his number. Not because he’s a bad guy. He was kind, fun and brought out the creative side of me I deeply yurned to express.
But when we spent time together we did things that led me to sin, things I would never do now.
I praise Jesus for filling me with the Holy Spirit and giving me self control to never call my exes that led me away from God.
Music is powerful. If it was music you listened to when you sinned, It will trigger old behavior patterns, thoughts, and feelings. It will bring up negative beliefs about yourself and you’ll begin feeling down.
I caught myself and opened up The Bible app and begin reading Matthew 14:29 to remember that I’m safe and loved with Jesus even after I fall like Peter fell in the ocean when he got scared. M
Protect your ears and all your physical senses from environments that evoke the desire to sin.
This is why I love worship music and “Godly R&B” music that focuses on worshipping God directly and putting Jesus at the center of your life.
Godly R&B and Godly Hip Hop are songs that discuss different life situations and handling them with God’s Word and the tenets of the Bible.
Below are artists and my personal playlists of music I listen to instead of secular music that can place you into a negative mental and emotional state.
I pray you will consider what music you’re listening to and allow God to lead you to better options that support His word.
Artists I love
I pray this music blesses you and renews your mind.