Angus T. Jones, the “half” who portrays Jake Harper on the CBS hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men” has recently separated himself from the sitcom, citing it as “filth” that fills the mind.  The show has already seen its share of controversy with Charlie Sheen being fired for misc situations, including drunken brawls and bad mouthing the shows creator.  Angus has followed… “sort of” as he encourages his viewers to not watch the show any longer.  His reasoning is that the show and the character he portrays is in conflict with his real life Christian beliefs.

I have run into situations, especially on social media where I have needed to separate myself from others.  In a cyber world that is chock full of opinions and no censorship, it’s not difficult to locate those with verbal vomit in the form of typed words.  The things you hear, see, and read have the potential to shape your life and your future.

1 Corinthians 15:33  (NIV)

33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

Scripture is clear… the people we surround ourselves with are the ones who shape us, and potentially define us.  It might be necessary to “clean house” on your social networks and see who is uplifting to your life, and who is more of a liability.

Be a representative of Christ at all times.  You don’t know what eyes are upon you, and how they’re allowing you to help form who they become.  While we wear the name of Christ and follow Him, we must be “Christ like.”  The best rule of thumb is that sin is “anything Jesus wouldn’t do.”  Let that guide you on your way, and you can make yours and someone else’s future as great one.

Questions to ask yourself…

  1. Do you get tweets or updates online from those who are in clear contradiction of the ways of God?
  2. Do you allow the music you listen to or the videos you watch influence your everyday behavior.
  3. When is the last time you’ve made a stand for what you believe in regardless of the cost?