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Getting the mind out of the gutter

Sometimes being positive takes perseverance, because it is not as easy to stay positive when things go wrong. Waking up late, and having extra drama to deal with, as soon as one wakes up, can attribute to this. Its important to wake up and spend the first few moments of the day in preparation. Quiet time, with meditation, prayer and exercise are some of the best things, to start the day, because it can prepare someone, for all the negative things, that are going to happen, throughout the day. Prayer, and meditation prepare someone, on a spiritual level, and exercise will prepare someone physically. The exercise will do numerous other things that help someone get through their day.

Part of getting someone’s mind out of the gutter requires that person to be able to walk away from toxic influencers. Negative Ifluencers can be anyone, or anything that affects someone’s mind, and can even be the person being affected, if said person has a bad attitude. Attitude can be difficult to control so it’s important to safeguard ones attitude thoroughly all through the day especially when things go wrong. This helps with guarding our own attitude but what helps other influencers not get to me. I have put some stategies together to help get rid of negative influencers. The first thing is guard what you let in your minds eye. To do this honestly I find myself singing to myself over the radio when others have it on. I am also more careful about who I have conversations with. Have you ever been having a awesome day until you talk to that one person? That conversation is the one to avoid, if it can be, I’m not telling anyone to blow off work. it’s all about gaurding our lives, to keep our minds, in check. In this world, full of darkness, let me ask this, if you are not guarding yours and your kids minds from, the enemy, who is? The sad thing is this is the same, in most families, no-one-is, The reasons their are so many minds in the gutter, because that’s where the enemy, is leading them. One way to stop negative influencers, is to identify who, and what they are. I can honestly say, that if someone isn’t Leary of television, by now, then they may not see what is right in front of their face. I think these verses speak volumes more than I can at the moment.

King James Bible

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:32-33

If we would learn to put Him first He will provide for us. If we learn to put Him first the desires of the world all fade away. God will provide for you if you put Him first. This will probably make your desires change. The Lord will show you the way and then all your desires become His desires because He is on the throne of your heart when He is first.

I try and say this in every article this isn’t to bash anyone over the head. I write and learn as I go most of the time. The last thing I was led to say, until later is Jesus wants his bride to come home. I love you all and wish you the best day ever.


My name is James Carter, and you are visiting breaking bad habits. I believe everyone has habits, good and bad. When I was 34 years old, I woke up and looked in the mirror. I was shocked, I had been drinking every night for so long, that I was fat. I weighed 355 pounds, and ran out of breathe and almost passed out to try and tie my shoes. This was the day I started to wake up. I had a long journey ahead of me, but with prayer, meditation, fasting and exercise I was on my way. It’s been 6 years since then I’ve quit most of my bad habits, and I’m down to below 200 pounds. I have to be honest, that day in 2014 I never dreamed I would have gotten this far. If someone like me can quit, so can you.

4 thoughts on “Getting the mind out of the gutter

  1. One family member in our household just took a one week break from all books, video games, and tv. Their nightmares ended by the second night. So much influence enters our minds throughout the day. Sometimes, we just need a break!


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