The 5-Body parts you must watch as a leader! That’s the title of the series I’m doing this week. These may be simple parts, but I have found if any of these parts are left unattended or unguarded, it can quickly damage if not destroy relationships, ministry, finances and families!
#1- You must watch your… Heart
This is the most prized possession you have. Your heart is the “Grand Central Station” of all else. Everything feeds through and is guided by your heart. So be careful with it. That’s why the wisest man that ever lived said…
Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.~Proverbs 4:23
That means we must be careful and WATCH what we allow to take root in our hearts. Everything that comes from your heart began as a seed. So we must guard what kind of seeds we let fall to rest in our hearts. Some of the most damaging are:
Bitterness– unforgiveness, being easily offended & hatred.
Discontentment– complaining, coveting & rebellion
Pride– defensiveness, pushing yourself forward & being power hungry.
Not being careful and not watching what we allow to take root in our hearts is DEADLY! All of these seeds are deadly. They kill & destroy the things they come into contact with, and cause incredible damage. Only allow good seed to take root in your heart.
A great test to see what kind of seed you have in your heart will be addressed in tomorrows post.