More than once I’ve been cold hearted. I’ve been insensitive to others feelings and more interested in my own. More than once I’ve hurt people without any regard for how it my affect them. I’ve said hurtful things, done hurtful things and have had cruel intentions. More than once I’ve locked up my heart with chains of unbreakable steel so that it would never have the chance to be broken the way I had broken others. It was the coward’s way out. Easy and selfish.
I believe it has something to do with the times we live in that we as a people so easily get our feelings hurt. We have become so insecure in who we are. So afraid of being mistreated and misused that we will stop at nothing to keep ourselves safe. spewing angry words at others, being spiteful to someone who has offended us, “taking what’s ours” and disregarding anyone’s feelings but our own. Our world is so harsh and tells us to take what we deserve and that what we deserve is everything and anything. That no matter what it takes we should do what we have to do to be ” happy”. Even if it means breaking hearts in the name of our selves.
The lord says “above all else guard our heart, for everything you do flows from it” proverbs 4:23. That doesn’t mean hurt whomever you want by trying to protect yourself. It means be carful of who and what you let in to your life and heart. So that you can protect yourself from destructive things. So that only good things can come from you.
If you have let your once warm and beating heart become a hardened heart of stone there is hope that it can be made to work properly once again. Ezekiel 36:26 ” I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” My heart of stone has been replaced with a heart of flesh(a working and warm heart towards others and myself) it’s a continuous road of effort to keep it working properly and I relay every day on the Holy Spirit to work within me to continue softening my heart and the way I treat the ones I love and the ones who love me, strangers, friends, and even enemies.
What good is a heart of you don’t us it for what it’s full purpose is? 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.” Go out into the world this morning with softened heart and use as it was made to be used. Don’t be afraid of getting it scraped, broken and scarred it can always be restored. It and you are tougher than you might think.