Does love really make the world go round? I have to admit that the butterfly feeling when your person is around or just that text that makes you smile is one of the best feelings. Did I forget to mention the fantasies? When you try to make decisions with the mind but the heart keeps interfering. When you pray for that happy ending but let’s be honest it is not always a bed of roses. There is nothing worse than a broken heart but there are other things we need to protect our hearts from.
Guard your heart against settling. There are so many opportunities that will come your way but not all of them are good. There are people who will walk into your life and aren’t good for you. We settle because we are afraid to take the risks, afraid of being lonely or even being the odd one out. I have settled in so many areas of my life and the worst part is it always haunts me. There is always that feeling of I could have done better. There is nothing worse than being desperate because you can settle for anything. Sometimes you just need to be patient and have faith.
Guard your heart against fear. I am a culprit when it comes to this. I am scared of everything and I have held back on so many things which denied me so many opportunities. I am slowly realizing that fear is a mindset and sometimes you just have to jump to see that it’s not that bad. Fear is brought about by self-doubt, lack of confidence and ignorance. I have been working on my confidence because I shouldn’t deny myself some things simply because I am scared. I am not holding back anymore.
Guard your heart against compromise. This is another area where I have failed tremendously. I have associated with people who don’t share the same values I have just because I wanted company. The worst part about compromise is when you realize things will never change.
This post was inspired by a sermon given in church.