My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart – Proverbs 4:20-21
Our heart, feelings of love and desire dictates how we live, because we will always find time to do what we enjoy. King Solomon is giving us instructions to keep our heart with all diligence, making sure we concentrate on those desires that will keep us on the right path.
What we keep our focus on is what we will accomplish rather its righteousness, sin or goals. Before an action takes place, its first imagined in the heart, and as we think on it, we will find a way to satisfy the desire. There is nothing wrong with desiring to be successful in any area of our life. The sin comes when we focus more on reaching our goals rather than the One that has giving us life by giving up His life.
God desires to communicate with His people, but He can’t communicate with us if we’re to busy to spend time with Him through prayer, reading and studying the Bible. Every now and then, when we think about His goodness and His mercy, we should take a praise break. Every now then we should stroll down memory lane and remember the times when He provided, protected, healed, and reconciled us back to the Father. If our hearts are filled with everyday life and issues, there will be no room for God. God doesn’t want anything or anyone to be in our hearts to the point they will get more attention and praise than Him.