Guard Your Heart


     Your heart is the home of your emotions, hopes, dreams, faith and memories.   If you let down your guard, you can lose your temper, character, confidence, peace, focus and faith.  

     So it is very important to guard your heart when you experience a setback, sorrow, delays and disappointments. Sure there are times you may want to throw in the towel.  Yes, bad things do happen to good people.  You may be holding on with your fingernails.  Your tribulations and setbacks are a trap to convince you to give up. You may feel tired and alone.  When I experience those times, I search for the prayers, words, music and strength to remind me of what Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp sings in this week’s song pick…”If you could only see what God sees, you’d get excited about your destiny.”

         Don’t let bad times blur your focus and vision.  People usually say, “I’ll believe it when I SEE it.”  I suggest you reverse that!  Faith requires you to SEE it before you believe it.  Faith in what God can do requires trust in what you cannot see in the natural.  You may not see your way out right now.  You may not see how you’re going to make it.  You may not see the house, car, the job, graduation, new health, debts reduced, traveling, marriage healed or your business/ministry flourishing.   

     What do you see?  What do you feel in your heart?  Don’t allow the enemy to block your vision and take your confidence.  See yourself walking in victory. See yourself in your mind’s eye experiencing the fulfillment of your purpose and goals.  Faith gives you the vision to see through the fog of fear, worry, shame and doubt.

     Comedian Flip Wilson used to say…“What you SEE, is what you get.”  He was teaching a spiritual principle.  

     Do you see yourself less than blessed, broken, and defeated?  Or do see yourself favored, prepared, optimistic, qualified,determined and loved by God?         Do see yourself as ugly, fat, too old and unlovable?  Or do you see yourself as beautiful, intelligent, creative, strong and loving?  Do you focus on your pain, lack and hurts or do you focus on gratitude, love, peace and success?   Do you see yourself as a failure or do you see yourself as a resilient, teachable and a blessed person? Begin to believe you can grow through your circumstances.  Click the link below to listen to this week’s inspirational song pick.  I pray it ministers to your heart and hopes.  ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor

http://www.donotgiveup.net/SongPick10.htm 

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