Guard your mind and open your heart!

Too many people today have an open mind and guarded heart. I think we’d be happier if we opened our heart and guarded our mind. An unguarded mind will be tricked into making many harmful choices.

The mind is designed to analyze and protect us from falsehood; the heart to connect us with people. Too often we switch them out. When feelings override wisdom and logic a society crumbles into chaos. People have the right to choose to follow their feelings rather than reason and logic, but that often produces harmful results.

When we compel our mind to approve of what’s unreasonable, we short-circuit our ability to tell right from wrong. An open mind that tries to affirm and accept everything quickly becomes illogical. An open heart that embraces compassion for everyone soon overflows with kindness.

It’s hard to be happy if you ignore your ability to examine and reject harmful thoughts. It’s hard not to feel lonely and disconnected if you ignore your ability to open your heart to people.

True science follows reason and logic. When we put feelings first, we’re not “following the science.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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