A Heart Attack
How is the health of your heart? Is it hurting? It is joyful? Is it hardened? Or even broken? The health of your heart is not only indicative of your physical health (how and what you eat or how often your exercise), but rather, the health of your heart is indicative of the love inside you. Are you bursting with joy and happiness? Or have you had a ‘heart attack’ causing it to harden and break?
Stop destroying what is left of your heart by constantly thinking about the things that have broken you – Nikita Gill.
As I was reading a Joyce Meyer devotional a few weeks ago – Preparing to Celebrate Christ at Easter – this is what she was speaking about. It’s time to check the condition of your heart. What is going on inside of you? Your thoughts, habits, motives or desires. The condition of your heart is important because everything starts from there. It is the engine of your body. You need to care for it. Maintain it. Fix it.
Proverbs 4:23 states: Guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. Or another version (the NCV version) states: Be careful what you think because your thoughts run your life.
It’s true. Do you ever find if you are reading or watching something positive and your thoughts and words become more positive? Or rather if you are reading or watching something negative or destructive (think crime shows right before bed) that your thoughts and words may tend to be more negative or sarcastic?
What you put into your soul – your heart – affects the overall condition of your self. Be mindful of what you read and watch on TV. If you start getting that uneasy feeling, turn the channel or switch your program. If you are constantly reading the news – switch to a novel or biography.
Just like your car – which you take in regularly for routine maintenance – you may need to do a regular maintenance check with your heart. Evaluate your reading material or TV programs. Take a break from social media and the news. (See a previous blog regarding this). Get outside. Go for a walk. Pick up a hobby. Not only will your body love you for this, but so will your mind and your heart. Notice all of the beauty around you. Fresh air and sunshine has always done the body and soul good.
If you are experiencing a ‘heart attack’ , then follow these steps:
- Take a break from social media
- Turn OFF the news
- Read a novel or biography
- Take up a new hobby (I like puzzles)
- Go for a walk
- Watch inspirational TV programs or movies
- Watch a comedy (laughter is the best medicine)
- Read a Devotional to set your heart and mind right first thing before you do anything else
These are just a few examples, but they are ways to mend your heart and provide the necessary maintenance required to fill your heart with joy and happiness.
Need help? I’m just a click away…..