we have decided
to reap our hearts from your grip.
Yes, we grew attached,
but we have now reached a consensus
that our egg craves for the warmth of the crate.”
©victory Osas (November 2017)
I was having a conversation recently with a friend centred on “relationship” and how fragile our hearts are.
How one bad decision changes everything, even destiny and purpose fulfilment.
You know how these conversations go now, well, the truth is after all said and done, I made a decision to give my heart fully to God afresh. This sounds really spiritual, I know.
What I mean is this.
I will literally reap out my heart from the hands of whatever ideology or object that has my attention and walk up to God saying “take, keep it for me and when it’s time, join my hands with whom you would permit”.
Before you roll your eyes and say “they have come again, all these people”. Let me show you something.
I was reading the book of Deuteronomy 11 where an instruction was given that the Israelites should write God’s word upon the door post of their house and upon their gates so that their days would be multiplied.
Well, this is what I saw when I read that. Write my words on the entrance of your heart like a sign post that reads beware God’s own.
And then I also remembered “guard your heart with all diligence for out of it comes the issues of life”. Then it made sense, the “give my heart back to God” decision.
I now see that indeed there are many issues that can disturb our heart and the only way to guard it is by keeping it in the place of the word, to bind it with the word and diligence in the place of just sitting with God.