Hebrews 12:1 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great crowd of witnesses, let us through off everything that hinders and the sin that so entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Like a kitchen sink when it begins to drain slowly, you know that you’ve got to unclog the drain.
It could be that you forget to turn on the garbage disposal. And things begin to get stuck in the sink.
In our mind, we also have mind drainers where your mind begins to process more slowly. Things begin to slow down your thinking process. It’s time to turn on the garbage disposal; it’s time to get rid of things that drain your mind.
Here are a few things that clog up your mind:
And on it goes. Sometimes I can see the clog before it completely occupies my mind and turn on the garbage disposal and get rid of things in my life that are out of control. But you need to do so quickly. Otherwise, you’ll have no time to enjoy life. You’re too busy being clogged.
Let’s look at an article on radiomd.com that discusses foods that drain you and brain boosters called, “Top brain boosters to add and brain drainers to drop from your shopping list.”
I found this article quite intriguing about what I eat and those things I don’t. For example, you should add nuts and seeds, blueberries, broccoli, fish and avocados. Some of the foods that are mind drainers are added sugars and saturated fats.
Also take a look at the Bible verse above. We are surrounded by people who are watching us, thus the verse advices us to throw off everything that hinders us. This could be how people pull you into the wrong direction and how what we eat hinders our journey as well. It may not be easy to cut off those things that drain us and pay attention how we act around other people, but it’s worth the effort.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.