Sometimes, it takes life, life experiences, other people, and just negative outcomes to teach you to keep and guard your heart with all diligence. To obey God in this.
PROVERBS 4:23 KEEP THY HEART WITH ALL DILIGIENCE; FOR OUT OF IT ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE. KING JAMES
This can be a hard lesson of life. It has been for me in many ways. I thought, with my heart. I thought and felt with my emotions. I was an opened book. I got off balance. And a false balance is an abomination to God.
A FALSE BALANCE IS ABOMINATION TO THE LORD: BUT A JUST WEIGHT IS HIS DELIGHT. PROVERBS 11:1 KING JAMES.
But sometimes we don’t see it. We don’t recognize when we are off balance, nor when we are not guarding our hearts. This is why it is so important to keep seeking God.
Out of hearts, can come good and evil, and sometimes, one can call good, evil, and evil good. And woe unto those, who do not see this.
This is why its so important, that we do not let our hearts rule our decisions, our thoughts, our motivations, but we bring it all to the obedience of Christ. This is why its so important, to give our hearts to Christ.
CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST. II CORINTHIANS 10:5 KING JAMES.
This is a very powerful scripture when it comes to the matters of our heart. Because what we think will affect our heart. What we think and feel and yes express…
Do we look to see purposely, what exalt’s itself, when it comes to what God says, and what we should know, about God?
This is why we need to obey Christ. This is why we need to have the mind of Christ, in understanding. This is why sometimes, we must keep and guard our hearts.
Suffering, teaches us, sometimes, if we are opened to what God says. Because we can see God correcting us. We can see, if we seek Him, there is a solution, to our pain or sorrow. This is why the scripture says, count it all joy.
Now I admit its not easy. But when you are challenged, with anything, the goal should be to seek God. To help you. To show you the path to take. Pride is such a terrible thing to have, because it will hinder you. But when you suffer, and as you guard your heart, if you do so, in Christ, He will heal your pain, your sorrow, this hurt you feel.
Sometimes, when you are wounded, this is the most important time to guard and keep your heart. I sense that for me. I go silent. I withdraw. I trust God. I pray more. And God reaches out to me, and puts salve on my wounds. Cleans the poison, or offenses away from me. He draws me closer to Him. But I have my part, in this.
Be humble to God, and don’t guard your heart from Him. Because He knows you, anyway, but He knows, what you can become or be in Him in Christ. But if you withdraw from God, you only hurt yourself more.
AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING, SHALL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS. PHILIPPIANS 4:7 KJV.
Be careful who you confide in. Be careful who you let into your heart. There are times, you want or need to talk, to vent. But be careful. Because not everyone will guard your heart, as well, and can use what you share against you. And that is a very hard lesson of life. I know.
See, I know, we all walk in life, and have different journeys. But in my journey of life, I was so naive, when it came to people. In trusting them. In just being friends with some folks.
To some, I gave them my heart, and they did not honor it. Or they would not have done or said, the things they did. In some cases, the wounds reopen. Especially lately. Its been a rippling affect, but I am breaking the soul ties, by seeking God. Yes, I always add, I forgive. But it did do something to me.
God has always taken people out of my life, that were not good, for me, but I was not aware of how much of my heart, I tried to share, but many stomped on me, and my feelings when they got a chance. I was sometimes stubborn. Not wanting to believe the worse about some folks.
This has done something to my trust level. So, I am not the opened book I once was. And it may not even be fair to some, who may not have ulterior motives, or who may be true. But when it comes to people any more, I am just very cautious.
I will not share my heart, like I used to. And I don’t want to make my own heart cold. Because this is what brings life. By being expressive. By being love. Taking chances. Theres the balance again.
I just realize. I need to just trust God. Yet, I know, how important guarding my heart is.
I will guard it, and keep it.