Model Olajumoke changes surname as she reportedly separates from husband -  P.M. News


The bible brings to our understanding in the book of Proverbs 4:23, Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

If it had been that on this verse it was just writing that we should guard our heart it would have been a very different case, but what caught my attention must is of the fact that guarding your heart is not enough, but guarding it with all diligence.

Why diligence? The dictionary meaning of diligence gives it as conscientiousness or determination or perseverance when doing something. The question again is why diligence?

For out of it are the issues of life. What? The issues of life, another version make us to understand that the issues of life flows from our heart.

I now got more understanding on why the bible says that for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Prov 23:7). Therefore almost what happens or occur to us is as a result of what we fed on, what we think on, what we allow into our heart.

I got to have the understanding of the heart as a GATE, I will talk on why I call it a gate, it is a gate that only the one that has the access to opening and closing it is you, you are the gatekeeper of this particular gate your HEART, and it is a gate that whatever goes into it, is what is permitted to come out of it, anything that comes out of it is as a result of what goes in.

It now depends on the gatekeeper; you have the key to this gate. It is only what you open it for, that’s allowed in.

I will like you to understand that different people knocks on the gate, the gate keeper is the one that determine who comes in and out.

People have freedom to enter a house that lacks a gatekeeper or have a sleeping gatekeeper. You are the gate keeper of your life; it is what you permit inside that comes out.


Take a good look at your life; examine what is coming out of your life that’s not what you want. Before blaming that which is coming out, go ahead and ask yourself what is it you have allowed to go in? What is it that has slipped in when you have slept instead of guarding.

You can’t permit fear and expect faith.

You can’t permit the word of men and expect the faith of God, it is a two different thing for the faith of God you need the Word of God.

You can’t permit earthly things and expect heavenly things, they are different.

You can’t think on filthy things and expect glorious things. No!

FINAL THOUGHTS It is not enough to guide your heart, but guarding it with all diligence, all consciousness, all alertness, all ability. Be sober and watch unto prayer (1peter1:13) Why all this? Because out of your heart flows the issue of your life.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.(Philippians 4:8 )

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like