Self-Examined Life

I think sometimes we forget how important the heart is. Proverbs 4:23 warns us: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Despite all that, we forget to set important boundaries that guard our heart. We give ourselves over to things (foolish things) because we are not intentionally watching what we give our lives over to.

Examine your habits and examine your stuff. Examine what is becoming a habit, and examine how you deal with stuff. Because that here’s the thing: you will not drift toward healthy, fruitful living. That is not something that happens on accident. The natural drift of our lives is toward chaos. That means we have to be intentional.

As we are coming closer and closer to the beginning on Lent, we are coming closer to the time that calls for some serious self-examination as we journey with Christ toward the cross. Lent is the time when we must seriously look inward at ourselves. So, as we are only a couple days away, I must pose these questions. I am asking you, but I am really also asking myself.

What will you set aside?

What will you set yourself free from?


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