How to Unlock Your Heart

Resentment. . . a door quietly closes.

Anger… the door slams shut!

Hurts from your heritage.. . fasten the latch!

Weakened faith . . . throw the bolt!

Four elements that can lock up a heart, keeping delight out and darkness in.  Resentment, the cocaine of the emotions.  Anger, the destroyer of joy.  Your heritage- the straitjacket of expectation.  Declining faith- the marauder of hope.” ~ Max Lucado

You can read more of Max’s thoughts on how to open a locked heart here:

Stronger in the Broken Places.

(Just a sidenote for those of you who have been in abusive relationships. Forgiveness does NOT mean I will let him hit me again. I had a very twisted view of what Forgiveness meant.  I thought that I was supposed to just ‘forgive and forget’ and let him do it again and again – 70 x 7 right? Wrong.  My forgiveness towards my abusers meant I would not take revenge, nor put myself or my children in harm’s way, but that I would trust GOD to deal with him. I had to let go of the ending  – and walk away.  I was not his Savior, I was not going to change him, it was not my job.  My warped thinking kept me hostage for a long time.  More to come on this area!)

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About dianarasmussen

Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep
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8 Responses to How to Unlock Your Heart

  1. Holding onto unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Forgiveness is vital for our own survival. It unlocks the chains to our own captivity. Beautiful blog today.

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  2. findingmyinnercourage says:

    Philosophical and informative – in other words you nailed this one! Your creativity is stunning!

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  3. secretangel says:

    Amen… That is so right. I had the same problem until God showed me different. We do not need to stay friends with them…just give them to God to deal with…

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  4. theresavesnesky says:

    Wow. Really profound and enlightening. Well said.

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