Ways A Christian Leader Can Guard Their Heart

Guarding your heart is a daily challenge. This is because we face an enemy who is trying to destroy our life and heart. We also deal with many things outside of the enemy’s attacks which could cause our hearts to become bad or corrupt. This is why a Christian leader needs to maintain a guarded heart. Here are a few ways you can guard your heart,

Choose to surrender your  heart and life to God.

Know your current heart condition.

Daily draw close to God by reading the bible, praying, and worshiping.

Build relationships where you can talk openly and honestly about heart issues.

Ask God to heal the hurt and broken areas of your heart.

Ask God to shine His light on anything which might cause your heart to become bad or corrupt.

Choices to forgive others.

Take seriously the small things which come into your heart.

If we desire to have a good and guarded heart then it takes God being in the center of our life, while daily focusing on guarding our hearts. We should maintain this type of attitude,

 Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your Truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalms 86:11

Question: Can you add to the list, how do you guard your heart?

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  • Brian Dodd

    Dan,

    Great post! Take seriously the small things that come into your heart. Great advice and also a great site.

    Thanks,
    Brian

    • Anonymous

      Brian,
      Thank you for taking the time and reading the post. Glad you enjoyed it and like the new site.

  • Ernie

    Nicely done buddy.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Great list! Not sure I could add to it…but I would probably include WORDS! We need to be careful of what we say and what we listen to.
    Micah 7:5-6 sounds really ‘severe’ but ultimately we have to be careful because our hearts are the wellspring of life and therefore we have to guard them.
    If Satan could use Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, (Mt 16:22-23) then could he not use someone close to you as well…
    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” ~Proverbs 4:23

    • Anonymous

      These are some great point. To be careful what we say and know anyone can fall. Peter is a great example of this. Thank you for reading and sharing.