Does your life have a SPAM filter?

imagesMany people think those who were born in the 21st century are the most fortunate people.  Yes, there is some truth to that statement, but now we are going to look at how the young generation can recognize one of the most powerful dangers of the 21st century by installing life’s most important SPAM filter in their heart.

Let’s look at what SPAM is.  SPAM’s full form is Sales Promotional Advertising Message.  This is a very popular term for email programs for guarding its inbox by blocking unnecessary, unhealthy, and unworthy messages from coming into the box.  SPAM doesn’t come from our friends or anyone we are working for.  It comes from bad guys, or those who want to sell me what I don’t want.  If I start reading my SPAM messages, my time will be wasted, and money and identity could be stolen. The consequences could be even more destructive.  So, I really love my email’s SPAM message filter.  It will recognize those messages and put them in a different message box for 30 days and then they will be automatically deleted.

It is the same in life. There are bad guys who are trying to catch my attention, time and money, and even my identity.  They are not for my good or benefit. They are not there for me. They keep giving different kinds of messages.  They attract me with lots of promises.  They do the same to you.

So, how do we guard ourselves from those kinds of messages in real life?  How can we ignore them and not let them come into our hearts?  Our heart is like an “inbox” – a very important place.

Proverbs 4:23 says this:  “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”  (ESV)

Your heart is a very important place, so do not let unworthy messages get into it because that place is supposed to be filled with the truth that brings you life.  God’s Word is your heart’s SPAM filter.

Install God’s Word into your heart daily, and your heart will be Spam Free.


*This is Paulas’ first Blog entry for Leadon.  Paulas is an active part of the Leader Mundial community, a great leader in his home country of Nepal and a good friend.  Thank you Paulas for your thoughts!


Paulas Panday is actively involved in helping people find their hope and purpose in life. Growing up as a Hindu boy in a remote village of Nepal, then later as a leader of the communist movement among children, he realized as a teenager that there had to be more to life. He became a Christian at the age of 14 and has been passionately serving the Lord ever since. He took a Discipleship Training School with YWAM in 1996, and then worked for the Nepal Gospel Outreach Centre for four years. In 2001 he rejoined YWAM and took a nine month School of Biblical Studies, followed by a Biblical Teaching and Preaching School. All three of these courses are part of an undergraduate course with University of the Nations. From 2004 to 2011 he was leading a team of The Life Messenger, a gospel broadcasting media ministry of YWAM to reach Nepalese around the world. Paulas has a BA in Social Science from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. He has been married to Laurel for three years, and they have a daughter, Nikita. Paulas’s passion is to equip the church in Nepal with training and resources and mobilize them to demonstrate God’s love for the lost. He is now actively involved in youth and family ministry together with his family.

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