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  • Writer's pictureErin White

Testament Tuesday – Be On Guard

Our hearts and minds are very powerful organs and what we allow in them strongly affects our lives. So, what are we letting into our hearts and minds?

Proverbs 4:23 says,

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Guard our hearts, what does that look like? Imagine we’re a security guard to a very expensive and massive house. As the guards of this house, we get to decide what ultimately comes in and what stays out. That’s what the word of God does for our hearts! It acts as the gatekeeper, deciding what goes in and what stays out. So why do we so often let dark and negative things enter our hearts? Why do we lose sight over what we allow into our lives? Listen, not everything that comes knocking at our door should be allowed entry. Some things in life need to stay out.

I threw out hearts and minds earlier because some interpretations of this verse say mind. Guard your mind, for everything flows from it. The heart and mind both represent the power we have, and they both must be guarded. When we continuously allow the wrong things to enter into our source of power, our well-being and future is threatened.

Our thoughts are very powerful. 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to take every thought captive to obey Christ. So as the guard of our minds, we must become aware of the thoughts we have that aren’t in alignment with God’s grace, mercy, and love. Sometimes we allow crazy thoughts to run while in our minds. We’re only human. But when we allow these painful reminders to stay in our hearts and minds, we allow them to cause chaos in our lives. We go to bed upset and wakeup overwhelmed.

Everything we do flows from both our hearts and minds. So, it’s vital that we protect them. Relentlessly examine what we allow to enter our life and what we accept as our truth.

The devil wants to have control over our hearts. If he can’t get it then he will settle for our minds, and how often have we allowed him to win that battle? The enemy keeps us wrapped up in our destructive thoughts, unable to take action. He keeps us confused, uncertain, and lacking confidence. He plants seeds of worry and doubt which can lead to depression and anxiety.

And by not guarding our hearts and minds we are allowing this to happen. It’s time we take back authority over our lives. God gave us this one life to live, so let’s live it!

We have got to recognize anything we allow into our lives that isn’t in alignment with God’s will for us. We are the guards. We have the power to allow or deny all entries into our hearts and minds. And from our heart and minds, everything we do flows.

Take guard of your hearts and minds to protect yourself from the enemy.



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I am a wife to my amazing husband Zach and a momma to an angel baby and now a beautiful baby boy. I am an anxiety warrior, a follower of Christ, and a devoted wife, mother, daughter, friend, and sister.

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