I’m Not Paranoid. They Really Are Out to Get Me.

I’m Not Paranoid. They Really Are Out to Get Me.

Yesterday I read Proverbs 4. One of my all-time favorite verses is in that chapter:

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

I had forgotten that just down from that little gem is a pretty potent warning as well:

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (v.23)

It served as a good reminder that it is completely possible to be a Christian and not see all the brightness in your path that God wants for you.

It is quite easy for me to derail my bright future by simply not guarding my heart.

“Guard it from what?” You ask.

Lots of stuff. Envy. Bitterness. Lust. The list goes on, but I’ve seen those three alone lay waste to many a good man. When they slip past the front door it’s a barbarous battle ahead. They don’t like to leave once they’ve set up shop.

So I square off at the front door and scan the horizon for potential threats. I’m not letting anything take my heart from where God wants it.