Over Protective Vs. Protective Over

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
PROVERBS 4:23 AMP
https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/pro.4.23/13916

Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.
Proverbs 4:23 GNT
https://bible.com/bible/68/pro.4.23.GNT

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.
Proverbs 4:23‭-‬27 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/pro.4.23-27.MSG

I remember hearing the term, “Helicopter Parent”, meaning a parent that hovers of their child’s ever little endeavor, to the point of being over protective so that their child may not experience any hardship.

The issue with this is that, as difficult as pain and opposition are, hardships fasion us. Opposition allow for opportunities. A certain amount of courses from the school of hard knocks teaches us coping skills.

For this post I’d like to just take a moment to focus not on if we are too over protective but rather that we are sure to be protective over,

Protective over our own hearts.

May we continually, daily learn how to be protective over what God gives us, His Word hidden in our hearts. His teaching & guidance as our plumb line, the ruler that we use to measure the structure of our lives.

Go to God.

Perhaps you’ve heard & used the acronym B.I.B.L.E.

It is still:

Basic

Instructions

Before

Leaving

Earth

It’s my hope & prayer that we don’t get caught up in empty philosophy, that we simply walk & live in God’s care, in His Spirit, in His light.

Go with God, beetle

Come Holy Spirit by Bryan Duncan:

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