‘‘It’s not what you see that matters. It’s what is in you.’’
At times in our lives we can be so blinded by the expectations of the world. In today’s world, one is expected to be smarter, think quicker and be more competent. All these attributes are great but there is a greater attribute which is worth more than the rest. A pure heart. You’re probably thinking ‘really?’ This may seem unnecessary but in the eyes of God it is amazing. Matthew 5 verse 8 states those with pure hearts shall see God. Now this is the key to victory – keeping a pure heart even in the midst of trials and obstacles. This is difficult because during those times, we are more likely to focus on the negative and start to have doubts within ourselves and even in people. It is during our most vulnerable moments that we must persevere to keep a pure heart. When I mean pure heart, I mean making sure our thoughts are positive and not polluted by evil thoughts.
The quote in Proverbs 23 verse 7 says ‘‘For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he’’.
You are what your thoughts are. If you think about negative things, you will become a negative person. If you think and dwell on positive thoughts, you will become a positive person. Positivity is contagious but it first starts with the mind. What is your mind filled with daily? What do you meditate on to get the right mind-set to start your day? Meditating on the word brings healing, deliverance and revelation. We all stumble in our own ways, but sometimes we need a time out. Every time we feel emotionally drained, we can trust the word to restore us. During the year 2016, be hopeful that God will give you a pure heart if you ask him.
It is a daily battle but in Christ we are overcomers.
This verse in Philippians 4 verse 8 is inspirational: ‘‘Whatever is lovely, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.’’
By Adwoa Asiedu (@ AdwoaAsiedu777)