Did you know, when you do not guard your heart, you handcuff yourself?
Submitted By: Disciple Hub Asheville
I have found with guarding my heart and with all the hustle and bustle, how easy it is to get lost in the details, but one thing is for certain, it’s unhealthy for the mind to overlook the littlest details and if unchecked, a hard heart is the outcome and before you know it, the attitude becomes (Not my problem).
Example, one day, someone approached me at a very hard moment and I know I wasn’t pleasant, it was very sensitive and I had been under attack. When the person left, I knew I should have handled it differently. I didn’t know them, but I jumped in the car and saw them and stopped and apologized.
Now, I believe, what you allow your brain/mind to process and formulate opinion makes you a participant. It’s a direct connection to the heart. So if I am constantly watching or knowledgeable of misconduct and do or say nothing, my heart is unguarded.
If you keep allowing it, you’ll have the world making all the decisions for you, the more it goes unchecked, it effects balance and what you address in the mind or thoughts you hold captive..
A good sign of a unguarded heart, is turning from any instances where you could have applied truth, it doesn’t matter it it’s a family member or job associate.
Do not be afraid to stand for truth, it could be the very key needed to unlock the next door on your journey.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord. Proverbs 17:15
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! 2 Corinthians 13:5