IS YOUR HEART DIVIDED?
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
Another name for a divided heart is double-mindedness. In other words, a person with a divided heart is of two minds and cannot settle on one.
What is a divided heart? A divided heart is a heart that rides the fence between two belief systems, two points of view, or two paths to take. A divided heart is a heart that wavers between right and wrong, between belief and doubt. A divided heart is a heart that is unfocused, confused, and filled with unbelief.
Unbelief? Yes, unbelief.
Scripture tells us that a person with a divided heart should not expect to receive anything from the Lord (James 1:7). Why? Because that person cannot decide whether or not to believe what God says.
Moreover, “a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). Not a complimentary thing, is it? To be unstable is to stand on a shaky foundation, one that will eventually crumble.
Because a divided heart is a heart of unbelief, it is also an evil heart. God says this in Hebrews 3:12: “Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” When we have a divided heart, we are living in unbelief, and to live in unbelief is to have an evil heart.
If you heart has been divided, repent and ask Jesus to restore it to wholeness. Spend time in prayer and reading God’s Word. The Word of God will mend your divided heart and make it stable, steady, and strong.
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