“sigh people always like to read meaning into everything”
The above is a comment I saw on a picture on instagram…..the “poster” had given his views about a particular song and many other comments followed e.g “this is too farfetched”

This got me thinking… is there really anything wrong with trying to read meaning into everything?

I wouldn’t say I like to read meaning into everything, but I definitely try to make meaning of the things I say, think, or do. If I don’t understand it, I don’t do it, sing it, say it or look at it. Why should I just go with the flow and join in something because everyone is doing it. People would even say “chill”, “calm down”, it’s just a movie, it’s just a song, its just a book.

I don’t feel anything is just anything (if that makes sense), if I cant make sense of it why should I submit myself to it or commit myself to it.

King Solomon couldn’t have said it any better “keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life”- NKJV

The Amplified version puts it this way “keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life”- Proverbs 4;23

Let me give you guys a real life example. There was a day I watched a particular music video out of curiosity, I had seen online hype about the song, and I decided let me just watch it joo, eez it not ordinary song, so I casually watched it, satisfied my curiosity and forgot about it, later that evening I was about to pray, as I was still singing the first line of the worship song eyes closed and all when scenes from the video started flashing through my head and snippets of the song started playing through my mind, egbami ke, how does a video of girls shaking their ibebe relate to MMA MMA by Frank Edwards lol, 

I wanted to bind the devil, but the truth is na me use my own hand do myself , the devil didn’t force me to watch it.

As I write this down, I realise this is still a struggle for me, curiosity has made me to check out several things that have no real value to my spirit man(which is the real me), but thank God for his grace continually helping me. 

I have consciously decided to guard my heard, and seek for the value or importance of whatever I do before I do it.

Now the truth is, some people go over the top with it e.g a man wearing a t-shirt with a bird on it, people will say its illuminati…..lol that one na story for another day.

Before you take that action, read that book, watch that movie, sing that song, even attend that event sef, ask yourself “what value is this going to add to me, is this going to feed my spirit or starve my spirit?”

And when they tell you to chill,stop acting crazy tell them “sorry, but not sorry, I am guarding my heart”

Have a wonderful week. And please say a prayer for our wonderful world, that the Prince of Peace would take control.

x.o gbemieO



  1. lol, i can really relate to this. Wat 4ward: I GUARD MY HEART. :-D

    1. Hello ayosminds,
      Glad you can relate, it's something I even still struggle with sometimes. Guarding your heart DILLIGENTLY is really the way forward

  2. This is a very nice write up and this is very true..Most times when watch or read something you are not supposed to..you trigger unneceaaray thoughts especially when you are trying 2 do the things of God..so i beleive we can all save our selves d unnecessary stress and just GUARD OUR HEARTS

    1. Hey dear
      Thanks for the compliment, and you are very right, guarding your heart saves unnecessary future stress.