September 6, 2013

Why I Don't Watch Scary Movies

Today's Prompt:
Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.

Scary movies: you either love em or hate em.
I used to love em. I wouldn't watch them all of the time but I enjoyed watching a scary movie from time to time. I also loved watching those 48hr mystery shows throughout my high school years. I would get nightmares, see people in my room who weren't actually there and hear voices. It was horrible! I couldn't sleep, I always had this sense of fear until one day I realized something....

Scary movies are a tool for the devil to put fear in my heart and mess with my head.

So I stopped.
I stopped watching scary movies, I stopped watching shows that would create fear in me and guess what? The nightmares stopped. I slept peacefully! I haven't watched a scary movie since. I DECIDED to eliminate scary movies from my life. I don't need none of that! The word of God says:

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7
I NEED a sound mind.
I need it to care for my children, I need it to survive each day, I need the spirit of God!
What's the point of living in constant fear? Why give the enemy a tool as powerful as that to mess with your head and torture your spirit?

Now I am in no way judging those who like and watch scary movies. I realize everyone is different and some people scare more easily than others. I am one of those which is why I know that watching scary movies in no way helps me with my spiritual walk. The fear I felt after watching a scary movie would overpower me so much that I would forget I had a powerful God. 



  1. Amen! I am the same way. My mind goes crazy when I hear or watch scary stuff so I just eliminate it. Otherwise I go to bed or walk around my house when it's dark and I have no rest in Jesus. I'm just afraid of everything my mind projects. It's ridiculous. :)

  2. I had to do the same with zombie movies. However my nightmares haven't stopped... so I'm jealous!

  3. I'm scared of everything already. Scary movies throw me over the edge. A scary movie COMMERCIAL is enough to keep me awake at night.

  4. Yes, yes, yes! We have also eliminated dateline/48 hours/scary movies completely and I'm SO glad. Such an improvement in our thought life, my dreams, and sleeping habits!

  5. Oh honey i dont watch scary movies too!! Are we twins? AAHAH just kidding :P I really like your blog, it helps me with one of your tutorials! Thanks! im a new follower, if you want follow me back!


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