In class, we learned about the heart and how it is our command center. This lead me to read the following article , which tells us that we all have heart conditions. Our heart condition depends on the things that we allow into our heart's, so if the wrong things get into our heart they become deeply rooted in us and hard to deal with. As Christians we need to learn how to guard our hearts, so in turn we have to be constantly work with the Holy Spirit in order to keep our heart's safe.
As future Professional Counselor's and Marriage and Family Therapist this relates to us because we also need to guard our hearts. We also need to realize that we can not guard our client's hearts for them because in Proverb 4:23 it says that you need to guard your heart. So, our client's are in charge of guarding their own hearts and all we can do is guide them in the right direction to achieve that. As LPC's and MFT's we need to guard our hearts, take care of our emotions, mediate, and take care of ourselves; so that we do not become impaired counselors and wound others.
This relates to me because in certain relationships in my life I choose not to guard my heart and just trust that I would not get hurt. I was wrong for doing that because I let in the wrong things and it deeply imbedded in me to where all the relationships I'd seek after that suffered. Letting the wrong things into your heart and not guarding your heard does more harm then good believe me when I say that. Now that I have gotten all of the deeply imbedded wrongs out of my heart am I able to guard it with God's help. As a future LPC I will continue to guard my heart and teach my clients how they can guard their own hearts as well; so that they will not be weighted down with worries. I will leave you off with these verses Matthew 5:8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God and Luke 21:34 Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware.