A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45
The other day, I wrote about Oily overflow and as I was thinking about that I heard the scripture above and I thought, what is overflowing out of me?
There are times where I believe we should take a serious look at how our lives affect other people. If I am full of love, love will overflow out of my speech. If I’m full of condemnation, condemnation will come out of my mouth.
You’ve heard the famous commercial, “What’s in your wallet?” I’m asking, What’s in your heart? When you enter a room, does the peace of God come with you? Does that peace remain when you leave? Or do bring drama, confusion and fear because that’s what you’re continually thinking about and meditating on?
Understand that people who are in a habit of ‘speaking their mind’ on a subject, are really speaking out of the deposits they’ve made in their heart. It could be based on what they watch on TV, what they read, the amount of time they spend on social media.
We are all a sum total of what we allow ourselves to meditate on. That’s why Paul told the Philippians to think on good things (Philippians 4:8-9) If you worry all the time, you’ll begin to speak worry and live in a perpetual state of worry. If you think on how good God is and that He’s always got your best in mind, you’ll begin to believe it and speak about it.
If you want to be known as a good man/woman, begin to change the treasure in your heart. If you wish to make a difference in the lives of people around you, allow the treasure in you to spill over onto others.