What is in your heart surfaces in your mind, and comes out of you through word, action and inaction. If you are two-faced, a back stabber, arrogant, cruel, abusive, or stingy with your money, time, and resources, that is in your heart and defines you as a person.
If you have the means to do so but still choose to pay people and businesses late or not at all— it is a reflection of your heart, and it clouds your thinking. If you have to remind people what you have done for them, make them feel as though they couldn’t get what they have without you, that is the darkness of your heart pouring into your daily life. Cleanse your heart, mind, and your mouth.
If you get in a disagreement or end a relationship focused solely on what someone did to you, or didn’t give you, and not on creating resolution and harmony, then are you truly walking in God’s light, and being Christ-like?
If you’re more focused on being right and proving others wrong, out of a desire to control the narrative, outcome, etcetera, then you totally miss the point Jesus taught. You need to look in the mirror and decide which life you want to lead— the one God has planned for you, or the one you currently are ruining, thinking you are living right.
Father, I pray to You that if in me You see greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, arrogance, folly, a slanderous and sexually immoral person—please rid me and my heart of these ungodly ways, as they aren’t a pure reflection and representation of You.
I only want to do right, live right, and express the righteous qualities that come from You and Your son, and not the world in which I live. Please clean my impure thoughts, please redirect my footing, please help me to see Your light and Your wishes for me.