I am so pleased to include in my blog some writings of Jeremy Williams who is my nephew.  Jeremy has such a deep intimate relationship with the Lord.  Jeremy’s spiritual insight when it comes to our heart is so powerful.  I know you are going to read Jeremy’s blog, “Heart Beliefs” and get  new revelation and a much better understanding why we all need to guard our heart with all diligence as the Word of God tells us to do.

Thank you, Jeremy, for submitting this blog and I am in agreement with you that many hearts will be changed by these powerful truths that you share in this blog from the Word of God.

We are what we think and believe. If you believe that you are popular, successful, rich, wise, or powerful, you will have that. If you believe you are a loser, a failure, poor, unhappy or stupid, you will have that too. I’ve found out that our heart is a very powerful thing. It is like a second mind. You know how you can know something in your mind, but in your heart, you can feel completely lost. That’s because your heart is completely blind to it. That’s how people get trapped in delusions. They are blinded in their heart by beliefs that can be clear as day to other people but can’t see their own delusion at all. If you think, meditate or ponder on anything too long that is not a reality, it will become a delusion in your heart.

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life.” Our heart is like a rewriteable CD and whatever we think or meditate on, that will be written on our hearts, which then becomes a belief. From then on, we will perceive the world through our beliefs instead of reality. If we see ourselves as successful, then we will continue to have success. But if we see ourselves as failures, then we will have more failure in our lives.

During our childhood, those are the years we are the most impressionable. That is when our minds are developing and we are learning to function. Who we are is molded into us by our parents or guardians. They should be the ones who serve as the guardians of our hearts. They should be the ones who protect us from the dangers of this world. All too often though, they are the ones who unwittingly inflict the most harm. They can do it by degrading us, abusing us in some form or manner, or we can develop a lot of bad habits and delusions by simply watching them during our growing years. They can even harm our growth and beliefs by being overprotective and sheltering us from life, which can cause us to become too dependent on them instead of ourselves and God.

By the time we become an adult, these beliefs, delusions or habits can become a part of us that direct our lives without us even knowing it. A lot of people can go their whole lives without even realizing their hearts are too corrupted to see reality. They become blinded by their negative belief systems or bad habits because they believe it is who they are.

Change in your life won’t occur by you constantly trying to make yourself better. Change comes when you reprogram your heart with new beliefs. If you keep trying to make changes in your life without reprogramming your heart, you will be going around in circles. It’s like that one saying, “Insanity is when you do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” The Lord has taught me over the past couple of months that I have to be very careful about what I think about because if I think on something for too long, it will be written on my heart. Every second we are awake, we are always writing something on our heart.

Be careful in the way you react to what people say. If someone makes a derogatory comment toward you and you are affected by it, it was just written on your heart. If people hurt you with words and you have unforgiveness towards them, the unforgiveness will corrupt your heart. Your heart will become so blinded by that unforgiveness, you could lose out on the blessings God wants to send into your life. We need to live in a state of forgiveness. Forgiveness helps us to move on and not live in the past. If you hold onto unforgiveness for too long, it can cause you bodily harm as well as make you miserable.

Learning to live from my heart instead of my mind has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ve been reprogramming my heart for four months now and I feel like a completely new person now. We are the product of our beliefs. If you keep trying to make changes in your life without changing the beliefs in your heart, your efforts will be futile, but if you change the beliefs in your heart, your change will be effortless.