The heart behind the wall

In life, you will encounter diverse trials and various tribulations. Sometimes the intensity of the situation can cause your mind to detour away from sound wisdom and biblical understanding.

During those moments, you seek for that which is earthly and hide up under the umbrella of bitterness. In hope to shelter your feelings from the rain of truth.
When emotions run rapid, marriages ends in divorce, abortions occur, jobs are lost, and relationships are destroyed. In some cases, physical and verbal abuse transpire. Both having a different effect. Even more so, when it comes from those of the household of faith.

The question becomes why? Or as the bible declares, these things shouldn’t even be named among you.

But yet it’s present, growing like a devouring parasite. The truth is that words are eternal and can inflict more damage than physical contact. So when a heart is broken, technically impossible, but theoretically it happens,
the individual builds up a wall to protect their heart from others.

Throughout the years, if forgiveness is WELCOMED, the wall will slowly crumble down and the seed of bitterness will be uprooted. This applies to men and women. Each gender deals with disappointments differently, but all ranging from the same source. I’ve seen marriages destroyed because of words, relationship severed due to uncontrolled emotions, and friendships altered because of the opinion of others.

The Bible says give love to one another.
Which simply means show compassion and respect. Don’t talk evil about a person or say words you wouldn’t want said to you. This love is not sensual but compassionate. It is by this type of love that the light of Christ will shine through your life.

You never know what a person is recovering from, so be careful how you handle them. They may have just removed the wall in front of their heart.
You wouldn’t want to be the vessel which made them run back behind their wall in defense.

Uncontrolled emotions can commit more damage than a violent storm. When a storm passes, in time it’s no longer remembered. But words are eternal because they are spirit.

“I have a dream…”
Those words were said by Dr. Martin Luther King several years ago. The impact of those words can still be felt today.

Instead of destroying one another and pushing them behind a wall, build up and speak positive declarations. Show love to one another. In doing so, you demonstrate the love of Christ.

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It’s easier….I promise

Instead of contributing hours upon hours, thinking about things that can’t be resolved with thoughts, simply let it go. Don’t waste your energy and time fighting thoughts with thoughts.
Even if someone offended you beyond reason, simply let it go. You life will flow easier when you mind is free from the opinion of others.

Don’t procrastinate

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
-Colin Powell

Whatever you are seeking to obtain, will only come due to your efforts. The sky is the limit but you must work.
If its a book….go write it
If its a new career….go quality for it
If its a movie….go direct it
If its an event….go plan it

Whatever it is….GO DO IT or GO GET IT
Always use wisdom. You have the ability within, so don’t waste it.

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Season Time

Our life is arrayed with seasons. There is a time to plant seeds and a time to harvest. Once you understand seasons, your life will reap the benefits of it.
This can be applied to all facets of life. Instead of complaining when someone else are reaping their harvest, rejoice because the rain is falling and your seeds will break forth in due SEASON.

The power of words

Words have the power to build or destroy. How can you talk bad about your neighbor, and then say you love God? Even the Bible speaks concerning the tongue.

James 3:9-10
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Ephesian 4:29; 31-32
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Once you destroy someone with your words, an apology is due but only time will rebuild their wall of trust toward you. We shouldn’t allow particular words to escape our mouth that we wouldn’t want to be called. There are many derogatory words that can attack a person’s character. So choose your words carefully and don’t be controlled by unrestrained emotions. God is not mocked. Sometimes you reap what you sow, concerning words. This is not always a good thing.

A Mental Change

It’s advantageous to take a personal inventory of your spirituality. Have you progressed in any arena of your life from last week to this week? Are you still controlled by emotions? Do negative thoughts flood your mind constantly? Are you always assuming?

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8

There are many other questions that could be asked to determine where we are mentally. The mind controls the body. If we change our thought process concerning all things, our life will move forward in its course. Its beneficial for us to leave yesterday in the past. The only thing we can gleam from it is knowledge, whether good or bad. So strive in the newness of today. Even if you made a mistake, move from it mentally, and then detach your body from it. Sometimes we stay in yesterday and miss the blessings that are waiting for us today.

 

 

Moment of Epiphany

 

Every day we have an opportunity to live in blessedness. Many people are in pursuit of a superficial form of success. Some people assume that the possession of millions of dollars will solidify their effort and substantiate their pursuit. Yes, money will render you a level of success, but success begins the moment you step out in faith. It’s unfair to measure your level of success based on another person’s possessions. Instead of watching other people walk through the door of success, get up off your hind part and walk through “YOUR” own door of success. There is too much opportunity to walk around in the spirit of jealousy or to covet your neighbor’s gift. We are all gifted and can obtain a level of success based on our sever abilities. You must look at the image in the mirror and speak positive “REAL” declarations. Make sure you stay within your measure of faith, and make sure that your physical efforts match the words of faith you are speaking. If someone was to declare that they are going to be the CEO of a company and never leave the house to apply for any jobs, then surely that declaration is far-fetched. Whatever you want to achieve in life, make sure your “WORK-HABITS” match your faith. (Declarations) And remember that a seed sown on good ground will reap a harvest. Sometimes our blessings come when we step out of selfishness and “BE” a blessing to others.