An earworm, sometimes known as a brainworm, sticky music, or stuck song syndrome, is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. (Wikipedia)
I am sure that we have all experienced the above phenomenon at one time or another. There are times when I have an earworm singing and I don’t even know how it got into my head in the first place! Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I already have one singing away! (The early bird gets the worm??)
Aside from the annoying songs and commercial jingle earworms, I can also suffer from negative thought earworms. Joyce Meyers would call it “stinkin’ thinkin”! Fear and anxiety earworms are my most common ones followed by insecurity and poor-self-image earworms.
These earworms chant a changing chorus of “you’re sick again”, “you’re still in pain”, “you’re too tired”, “you don’t have enough money to pay the bills”, “your loved ones are in trouble – again”, “you’re overweight”, “you’re not doing enough for God”, “you’re not believing enough” etc., etc., etc.!
Blessedly, there is treatment for those negative earworms! I simply apply a good dosing of the truth of God’s Word. By filling my head, and my heart with what God has to say about any of those situations, I can drown out those negative earworms. I choose to change the channel and tune into the good things that God has to say about me and think upon all the good things that He has given me.
Php 4:8 Finally, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
See – no more negative earworms!
The Song That Never Ends
This is the song that never end
Yes, it goes on and on my friend
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
And they’ll continue singing it forever just because
This is the song that never ends…
(Earworm image from Room217.ca)