It’s often the small and unchecked things which over time can cause a leader’s heart to become bad or corrupt. A heart does not change overnight, this is why we need to consistently guard our hearts. We have all seen leader’s who’s heart changed for the worse. Leader’s who at one time served God with their whole heart. But because of allowing small unchecked issues come in their heart, the conditions of their heart changed for the worse becoming bad or corrupt. Which always causes them to lose influence and often their position.
We can guard against small things which destroy our heart if we apply the wisdom of king Solomon who said, “Catch all the small foxes because it’s the small foxes that destroy our heart and life” (Song of Songs 2:15, Dan Black Version). This means we need to be on guard against anything which might seem small but could cause destruction.
I would encourage you to spend some time checking your current heart condition. If God reveals anything which might destroy your heart or life (no matter the size of the issue), make the choice to work through it and eliminate the issues.