Lately, I have been plagued with "pop up windows". Not on my computer, but in my mind. You see a few years ago I read a book that described a woman's' mind beautifully. The description was well enough put that Den and I have never forgot the allegory, and often refer to it concerning my negative thoughts.
The author (please don't ask me what the book is because I have forgotten *sigh*) said that a woman will hear something that is negative, or that she may take negatively and she dwells on it. Not every moment of the day, non-stop, but as she is multi-tasking she will have that thought pop up, randomly. It is like the ugly pop up ads that we may get from time to time on computers. You are just minding your business, and all of a sudden a stupid ad will jump on to your screen, right in front of what you were looking at. Then you have to make an effort to stop whatever it was you were doing and close that window down. Some sites bring up more pop up windows than others too. Of course, I try to avoid those sites as much as possible. Therefore, the people that bring more pop up windows into my life I try to avoid as well. (Not that there are many, really.)
Anyway, that is how a woman's' mind works. I may be fixing lunch, while chatting with the boys, and then I hear the buzzer go off on the dryer, so I head into the laundry room and something triggers a "pop up window". That "pop up window" may present itself later, to me, in the car, unannounced, and then later when I am laying in my bed quietly waiting to drift off to sleep. It's frustrating!
So it's made me think about MY "pop up windows". Or maybe if I have triggered any "pop up windows" for other people. I sure hope that I don't bring up any negative ones for my fellow sisters. I believe that is why the Lord tells us to be careful with the things that we say to one another. Something that could seem harmless could turn into a "pop up window" for someone later.
Even though I am not fond of those word verification codes that we have to do on some blog sites, it got me to thinking; What if we didn't allow anyone to influence us until they had to do a word verification code of sorts, or maybe it would be called a spiritual verification code....lol. No SPAM allowed in to this mind today...........