Pr. 23:7: “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Sometimes we trick ourselves into believing that our thoughts can’t harm anyone. No one knows about them, after all. We can think what we want, no one will be the wiser, and we can put on whatever face for others that we need to.
The truth is, however, that our thoughts will eventually show. Maybe it’s the way we react to someone or something. Maybe it’s the way we greet someone. Perhaps it’s a choice we make that when our guard is down.
Most often, though, our thoughts break out in our words. It can happen at any time. In fact, in Luke 6:45, Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
We may be able to fake it for a while, but what is really in our hearts will eventually come out of our mouths. This is why we must feed ourselves good things. Paul told the Philippians to meditate on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, praiseworthy, and that have virtue. Those things will definitely put good treasure within our hearts. When that happens, then the abundance that comes out of our mouths won’t be anything we should have to worry about.
What has been coming out of your mouth or been typed by your fingers? Those things are coming from the abundance of your heart. They are indicators as to what your heart is full of.
So what do you think in your heart? That is who you are. Is that statement upsetting? Perhaps this is the time to begin meditating on new things. The word of God is a good place to start.
It’s like when the indicator light is on in our car. We know it’s time to get something fixed. It happens. We all have to examine the indicators in our lives from time to time. We just need to be responsible enough to admit that something needs fixed.
We can then go boldly to the throne of grace in our time of need and find the mercy and grace we need to help to make the changes that need to be made. The Lord can renew our minds and create within us clean hearts once again.