Guard Your Heart
Every people in the world have their own weaknesses. If Superman’s weakness is Kryptonite, Thor’s weakness is when he didn’t have his hammer, and for ordinary people like you and me, it’s no other than EMOTIONS. You read that right, EMOTIONS. But it’s not all about our feelings to a certain person, although that’s also part of it, we need to deal also with other emotions that we’ve been struggling: Bitterness, hatred, desperation, hopelessness, frustration, disappointment, loneliness, and the list goes on and on.
When these emotions started to enter our hearts, it will affect almost every aspect of our life, like a contagious disease. How? When we are bitter to a certain person, it will affect how we interact with other people. When we are hopeless, it affects also our perspective in life. And when we have feelings to a certain man/woman, there will be a time that it will make us off track in our journey with God. But sad to say, there are times that these kind of struggle will also affect our relationship with God.
Before we succumb with our emotional struggles, we need to enlighten our hearts with the Word of God. And I would like to share this Scripture from Proverbs to all of you, and also for myself:
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
– Proverbs 4:23 (New Living Translation)
Guys, we need to guard our heart from any emotional struggles. As what the Scripture said in New Living Translation, “it will determine the course of your life.” The examples I’ve given above says it all.
If we need to guard our heart from those emotions, what shall we do if we already had those emotions?
Let us go back to the basic truth that we need to understand. And it was on Matthew 6:9:
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
– Matthew 6:9 (New International Version)
If we will understand this basic truth that God is our Father, and He’s above all things, including our emotions, then we can pour out all our emotions that we have in our heart. And if we really understand that Jesus Christ is the Lord our life, including our emotions, then we can be secured in our emotions because of Jesus Christ.
Don’t let our emotions lead us astray. Don’t let it distract us in our walk with God. Don’t let it be the lord of our lives. Let our hearts be filled by the love of Jesus Christ.