There was a believer who had very vivid and hostile nightmares, that some were even sexual in nature every night.
The believer could not figure out why, since they were not a violent person, nor did they give themselves over to pornography; yet these strong nightmares constantly intruded into their sleep time.
They found themselves saying to God, “it’s not fair that I suffer this way for not having done any wrong.”
At a later point, they remembered a phrase from the 70s, during the early days of their walk with the Lord: “junk in, junk out.”
Then in the recesses of their mind they seemed to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit say “what about all the television and movies you watch, do you not know what type of fertilizer you use.”
“The violent and suspenseful TV shows and movies you watch, and despite the fact that you look away when sexual scenes are displayed, has your mind not been set upon a course, do you not realize that you are polluting your mind and thoughts?”
“Though you may not by choice think and dwell upon such things during the day, you do not think that at night as you sleep these things fertilize and contaminate the soil where the seeds of your thoughts grow in your mind?”
What does the Scriptures say:
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” (Philippians 4:6-9)
Something to think about.