I want you to know that your heart DOES know the way and the answer.
So many times the Bible speaks of the contrast between a hard and softened heart. A hard heart is closed off, wary and fearful, a soft heart is open, embracing, willing to learn and expansive.
The Bible also says that the heart is deceitful, who can fathom it – but if you look closer at the Hebrew, the Bible isn’t saying that the heart is wicked or evil but more that it is crooked or that it is skewed and has lost its way.
Often our life experiences turn our hearts cold, they fill us with fear and cause us to make decisions born out of a fearful, wary and closed heart rather than an open, trusting and grateful one.
God desires a broken and contrite heart not a hard and arrogant one.
When our decisions are made from a place of fear, of course, the end result is going to be crooked, we’ll be zig-zagging all over the place. We will be running away and hiding from our own pain and insecurities, lying to ourselves and living in fear and deceit.
But, YHWH desires to fulfil the desires of our heart, therefore, our heart’s desires in themselves cannot be wicked, likewise out of heart flows the issues (children) of Life.
What you truly desire isn’t wicked or deceitful but the way you have been going about it may be because of the fear planted by the enemy or negative past experiences.
In a recent post, I mentioned about the new relationship I am in. Truth be told even though we are a relatively young relationship, my heart KNOWS that this is the answer to the question that I had been asking God and praying.
Time is nothing, yet He couldn’t give it to me until I was ready.
I wouldn’t have been able to reach here if I hadn’t been willing to face and deal with the crookedness and deceit that had been planted in my heart. I wouldn’t have been open to receiving God’s gift to me if I had allowed the fear and negative experiences to keep leading me down this path.
I share this with you today because I want to remind you that your heart does indeed know the way, but you have to be willing to allow it to speak over the fear and listen, really listen.
God desires to bless you with the answers to the questions and the prayers that your soul has been crying out for, are you ready?
Yes, it’s a difficult journey and it doesn’t happen all at once. Facing our deep-rooted fears and beliefs isn’t a walk in the park.
I am not ashamed to say that I’ve needed help along the way, in fact, I’ve pursued and still do receive help from counsellors, coaches, therapists, teachers, mentors etc on top of what God has been teaching me. I do this because I don’t want to settle for what fear will let me accept. I am hungry to experience God’s fullest and best life for me.
➡ How hungry for life are you?
➡ Are you happy to walk that deceitful crooked path or are you willing to do the work that it takes to experience the life that you desire?
As I conclude the scripture that jumps out at me is this:
“For small is the gate and narrow the way leading to life, and few are those finding it.” (Matthew 7:14 BLB)