This Is Your Brain on…the World

by | Oct 20, 2022 | Following God | 0 comments

Back in grade school, we all saw that famous PSA with the egg and frying pan that said, “This is your brain on drugs.” We heard the teachers talk about it. There were commercials that discussed it. And we even read about it. It showed, in detail, what would happen to our brain, if affected by drugs. 

On drugs, the brain is focused on getting its next fix. People feel more anxious, fearful, erratic, and even paranoid. It negatively affects mental health and makes a person feel even worse (not better), physically and mentally. It takes the brain’s entire focus and puts it on drugs—something that isn’t of God.

We know what our brain looks like on drugs, but…

What happens to our brain when it’s focused on the world? 

We become more focused on worldly things—money, fame, social media, staying busy, worry, doubt, fear, the news, overworking, etc. When our focus is on the things of the world, then our mind is less on Jesus.

That’s NOT what we need.

Here’s what we need: Less of the world. More of Jesus.

What happens when we stay focused on Him? Ev-er-y-th-ing else falls into place. Right?! When we focus on God, then He shows us that the things we are in need of…truly in need of…will come to fruition. In some way, shape or form, He answers and He’s always on time.

When our focus gets blurry, and too much of the world is added in, then we need to stop, refocus, pray, and turn our attention back to Him. 

Our worries will subside and any fears will be stomped away. The peace that will fill our heart, mind, and soul is beyond what this world can provide. We will feel His love, His compassion, His grace. We will feel content and whole…

This is our brain on…Jesus.

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2)

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

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  • Sister Colleen Moore

    Sister Colleen Moore lives in the beautiful Ohio countryside with husband Jake and three children.

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