My kids are always yelling “Finders Keepers” around the house when they find money on the floor, or something their sibling has but secretly they have wanted.
How often do we leave our prized possession, our heart lying around on the “floor” waiting for someone to grab it up and say “Finders Keepers”?
Proverbs 4:23 reads “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Our hearts are where the wellspring of life flows from. If we carelessly throw it out there for people to use and hurt, then we are losing something so precious!
Have you thrown your heart out for people to use? Have you tried picking up the broken and shattered pieces of your heart only to realized if you had listened to the Holy Spirit in the first place, you would not have been hurt at all? This was a toughy for me as I have looked back at my life and realized that I wasted so much time and effort worrying about what people thought of me. I wanted to do what I could to please them. I forgot that I don’t have to please people, I need to please God. Romans 15:13 encouraged me because there is a renewal and an overflow available :).
The Holy Spirit can refill my heart that I emptied out many years ago and even recently on worries, people, and relationships that never should have been. So my prayer for today is Romans 15:13 NIV “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Have hope, and keep your heart safe from being foolishly emptied out. Don’t allow people to find and keep your heart. Leave it safely where God put it. Inside YOU waiting for Him to ask you to use it for His purpose.