Guard Your Heart

23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)

We are all familiar with the phrase “God is in control.” Even theologians and doctrine worshippers have no objection over it. However, the difference lies in its meaning and application.

In the minds of carnal Christians like the theologians and doctrine worshippers, the phrase “God is in control” means God is micro managing us. God is the one who decides on everything in our lives. Here are some examples.

 If you were hit by a car in an accident, God is the one who planned it for you because it is the will of God for you to be in that accident. That accident brings glory to God.

 If you were infected by cancer or H1N1 flu, God is the one who planned it for you because it is the will of God for you to be in sick. Your sickness brings glory to God.

 If you were raped, God is the one who planned it for you because it is the will of God for you to be raped. The rape brings glory to God. God loves to see you being raped.

 If you were killed, God is the one who planned it for you because it is the will of God for you to be killed. Your death brings glory to God because God loves murder.

 If you were poor, God is the one who planned it for you because it is the will of God for you to be poor. Your poverty brings glory to God because God loves to see people suffer in poverty.

The above are not exhaustive. By now I am sure you get the idea on how perverted theology is. Are they correct? If they are right about the Bible, I suggest we throw away the Bible. Who needs a perverted God?

Thank God, they are wrong. The truth is, God will never micro-manage us. The phrase, “God is in control” simply means God has the power to turn our situation around but he will never force his will on us. Let me give you an example.

The Bible has stated very clearly that it is the will of God for all believers to be rich on earth as in heaven. Being rich includes having a lot of money. If you happen to be a believer and you are poor, it is the will of God for you to receive your riches and be rich. However, you will not be forced nor threatened to do so. You have the freedom to reject God’s will in your life, believe in the heresy of theology and remain in poverty. This is the reason why so many Christians are poor. They choose to believe in the lie that God does not want them to be rich. This false belief has caused them to reject the blessing of prosperity from God.

While God has the power to exercise full control over our world, he will never do it without our direct approval because he has too much respect for us. The above verse tells us that it is the will of God that we as individual believers are the masters of our future. We have the right to determine which course we wish to take in our lives and we do it by guarding our hearts above all else.

23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)

The term “heart” refers to our mind. Every day our senses receive a lot of news and this news is transmitted to our brains. Our brains will acknowledge and make sense on this news. Then the information is passed on to our minds. God has designed our minds to be extremely powerful. Our minds have the power to turn what is spiritual or virtual into its real or physical equivalent.

If we do not exercise control in guarding your mind, all type of bad news will get into it and your mind will turn them into real for you. Our minds may be very powerful but they have no common sense. It is our role to use our common sense to control the information that goes into it. We need to guard our hearts.

Let me give you an example in this. Whenever you read the news, you will hear a lot about the soaring unemployment rates, the bad economy and how people have been suffering. If your mind is unguarded, it will take in this information and make it real in your life. You will end up unemployed and suffer in this bad economy. When that happens, it is not God’s fault. It is not the will of God for you to be unemployed and suffer poverty. You made it happen by not guarding your heart as stated in Proverbs 4:23.

The question here is, how to guard our hearts? How are we supposed to prevent bad news from getting into our minds? The answer is we can’t. Everything we see and hear will go straight into our brains and minds. We cannot stop this flow. However, we can present the information to create a positive impression for our minds. Let me give you an example.

You read the news about many people getting laid off from their jobs and how much they are suffering. When this information gets into your brain, you are to add in a few lines like:

“Thank God, I am in this world but not of this world. God’s promise to prosper me will still hold despite the poor state of economy right now.”

“I want to help these suffering people but I cannot afford to do so now. I want to be very rich so that I can help them.”

“Jesus died poor for me to live rich. I am glad Jesus’ death at the Cross is more powerful than the effects of the bad economy right now. So, I will still be rich regardless of the circumstances.”

When you add in positive interpretations to your mind, you are effectively positioning your minds to think positive and subsequently your mind will make those positive impressions come true. This is the way we guard our minds/ hearts.

In addition, we should not meditate on the bad news. After you read the bad news, put it aside and move on. Do not meditate on it or you mind will start making it real for you.

In conclusion, God has made in clear that he has given us the freedom to decide on the course of our lives. We are the masters of our destiny. Why type of future do you want? Do you want to be rich, healthy and successful? If you do, your role is to guard your heart. Never allow your heart (mind) to think on anything that you do not wish to have and you do it by flooding your mind with thoughts on the future you want.

In short, guard your heart.

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