Lead with Your Heart is my new motto.
I have been deep in introspection this last couple weeks, mainly asking God to prepare my heart for college. (Sharing all my space with another human being sounds so stressful.) I know that God lead to me Oklahoma to attend college at OKWU and I know I am going to have the time of my life and meet a bundle of amazing people. I know those things because that is what I asked God for and I know that God hasn’t let me down on His amazing promises yet.
I keep coming back to the phrase Lead with Your Heart. I don’t remember hearing it but my memory is so bad, I’ve learned not to completely trust it.
When I dissect this phrase I start with Lead. This to me means what comes first. I have a tendency to lead with judgment and opinions and not God’s grace. I first go to what I want to do. I know that is not the way I was raised and certainly not the way God is training me to respond to any situation. I am supposed to be the light of God. I am not called to be perfect, I am far from it but I am called to shine the light of God through me meaning my actions, words, and thoughts. God is supposed to be first.
The second half is a bit of a doozy, my heart. One of my favorite verses in the bible is
“Guard your heart for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
That verse is my lock screen on my phone because I want it to sink in deep to my soul. Logically we think with our brain and yes, that is the big point and the heart doesn’t control emotions it’s all the brain, (that’s the limit to my scientific knowledge, I’m a design major) but I believe that our heart stands for something. God’s word says
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind” Luke 10:27
Those words mean something. The word of God acknowledges that our heart does play a part. I know my heart and I know that when I am negative, negativity comes right out and when I am joyful, that’s what shines.
It is very important to me that God is displayed through my life. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a hundred times, I don’t know what that means. I know that I am willing to follow God through it all and to just kinda go with it (and pray I can actually do that).