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    Are You Diligently Guarding Your Brain And Heart?

    I strongly believe God laid down the blueprint for the making of the computer when he made the human brain. It’s the evident reason why the scientific world agrees that the brain is arguably the most important organ in the body because it controls and coordinates actions and reactions, allows us to think and feel, and enables us to have memories and feelings—all the things that make us human.

    In the making of the computer and subsequently smartphones, we can see that even men had to create the Random Access Memory (RAM) to carry out the function of storing content which plays a key role in the overall performance of the device. Whilst the capacity of some devices may be very limited, options of either expanding or paying for extra space in a cloud system for extra storage are readily available.

    This simply shows us a pattern of behavior that just like God, men understand the importance of a central brain or memory system.

    This then begs the question: do you take care of that which controls your feelings?
    What do you feed what houses all your precious memories? How do you protect something this precious and important?

    Just like a new computer or phone, I suppose the answer may just be in another set of questions: what activity is your brain often tasked with and does it have the proclivity to carry viruses that can injure your thoughts and general outlook on life?

    As we truthfully answer those questions, what looks quite vivid is just like the computer; the human brain operates on something referred to in computer engineering parlance as “GIGO”: Garbage In, Garbage Out. The explanation in layman’s terms is that whatever is stored in the device is what will be displayed. This is very similar to the human brain because if one has been feeding on hateful content whether, in books or internet content, there is a very good chance that at heart that individual is one with a lot of hate to give. Similarly, if one’s mind has assimilated kindness and tolerance, that person will have the tendency to behave kindly and act with tolerance.

    What we have done well to establish is we must all agree the welfare of our mind is our cross to carry. We must do all within our ability to keep a healthy mind that is ready to repel any negative or evil thing from getting into our space. It is imperative because our good values and morals are like antidotes or antivirus against things that try to steal our joy and peace.

    Just like the great Mahatma Gandhi said, “ I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet”. If we won’t give access to just anyone into our private homes especially when they have dirty feet, why should we be mindlessly generous with the home of the soul?

    The delicate nature of our brain, mind or heart as we often call it cannot be overemphasized. For this reason, we must be careful of the kinds of people we let into our lives. We have to know where and how to place boundaries, especially for those that drain us mentally and emotionally.

    The gospel truth is men carry great power – everything we are and have today was once upon a time, just a thought sitting on the cushion of a brain. Thoughts often become real-life actions that carry positive or evil ramifications. Therefore, we must remember the words in the book of Proverbs 4:23 says it all: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

    Remain on guard with your heart and brain.

    Ogo Adelakun writes on diverse subjects related to everyday living.

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