Wednesday, September 30, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)
Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.

I highly highly recommend visiting a blog I just found tonight called "Building the Blocks". The author, Amy, wrote an incredible post about perspective and guarding where your heart places its treasure. And, she is generously letting me re-post her words below:

Do you ever get tired of trying to prove yourself to the world?

Prove you are:
  • Pretty enough
  • Rich enough
  • Strong enough
  • Worthy enough
  • Skinny enough
  • Smart enough
  • Creative enough
  • Popular enough
  • Good enough

Can I just tell you something?

  • Your diplomas, degrees, and credentials don’t make a difference.
  • How popular your kids are don’t make a difference.
  • The square footage of your house doesn’t make a difference.
  • Your jean size doesn’t make a difference.
  • Your pedicures, massages and French manicures don’t make a difference.
  • Your designer labels don’t make a difference.
  • How clean your house is doesn’t make a difference.
  • The size of your diamond doesn’t make a difference.
  • Your past failures don’t make a difference.
  • Your bank account doesn’t make a difference.
  • Paying $120 to have your hair done doesn't make a difference.
  • Others approving of your life doesn't make a difference.

will be
what makes
the difference.

4 people think...:

Melissa G. said...

Hey, that's so funny! I just stayed up waaaay too late the other night when i first found that blog reading her posts. I love her heart for God and the less fortunate people in the world.

Natalie said...

Thanks for sharing. I will be sure to go and check out her blog now. We all need this reminder far too often I am afraid!

Design it Chic said...

thanks for sharing! this is just to inspiring!
Oh and also you may have time to check out the big news I'm sharing on my blog!
Happy Thursday!

Alysha Gray said...

Thanks so much for sharring... I am definitely going to have to check out her blog. That just so happens to be one of my favorite verses in the bible. I really needed your post to day. It is something I think I will print out. It is nice to be reminded.

Thank you,