Have you ever followed a tv show, or recorded a sports event, only to have someone reveal the outcome before you watch it? That happened with the premiere of the second season of "Lost" for Lisa and I - we read just a little bit, then a little bit more - and pretty soon we'd read what was going to happen on the first episode and it felt A LOT like opening the presents early before Christmas. It stunk.
My irritation over this - and the tabloids and blogs reporting stuff prematurely has been kind of a reality check that maybe, just maybe, I care too much about entertainment. Not to mention how sucked in I get to the stories that they report. Perhaps I care a little too much about what people have to say about celebrities - and whether or not I believe it's true. And, maybe just maybe, I find myself so caught up in these stories (or personalities on reality tv) that it actually affects my mood.
This is another one of those blogs that I hesitate to hit that button PUBLISH POST because I can just imagine what it might make you all think of me. But, it's been on my mind a lot lately, and quite frankly, it's bugged me that it has.
The other thing that also became clear to me that there is no spoiler account, tabloid, or celebrity-stalker blog that knows the plans of God. Even the idea that "2012" is going to be the end of all mankind - the idea strikes me as crazy......as if God is going to let the Mayan calendar be the spoiler report for the End Times! So, I think it's time to spend a lot more time listening with spiritual sensitivity to what God is doing - that will never be thwarted - than the latest news of what's happened among who the entertainment world idolizes.......*
* I need to put a little caveat in that I'm not boycotting television, the TV Guide, or sporting events. I don't really enjoy legalism, so I don't think that's the route to go. I do, however, want to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit when I feel like I'm getting a bit too caught up in something that ultimately is going to lead me to so much distraction that I'm attitude-affected by it.