Silence…definitely not a topic that most like to discuss around the dinner table, if ever at all!
Condemned homes is the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word, condemned. In their heyday, they were beautiful, full of promise and good memories. However, over time, the filters got clogged; no one changed them. The garage door broke; no one repaired it. The pipes burst; no one fixed them. The foliage over grew; no one trimmed them. Condemned houses don’t condemn themselves, they are neglected and abandoned by people. People like you and me, who take those same habits with us to the next house and ultimately in our hearts.
If you’re lost, let me clarify! Our hearts can be compared to a house. Just as the objects and people in your house are there because you allowed them, the same goes for our hearts. Likewise, as we would repair roofing in order to eliminate mold and mildew, the same follows for our hearts. We could have holes in hearts, created by hurts and struggles. Holes that are meant to be immediately assuaged with Jesus’ blood. However, neglecting to heal our heart’s holes could leave an open door for the enemy and fake fillers to seep in, leading to a condemned heart.
We don’t have to be slave to condemnation, thanks to Jesus, Romans 8. We have don’t have to fall victim to condemning thoughts, 2 Corinthians 10. But we must by any means necessary, protect our hearts…our internal homes, Proverbs 4:23.
Don’t let Satan condemn you by telling you that you are too far gone, useless or irretrievably broken. Their all lies! Shh, I’ll let you in on a little secret: whatever fate Satan is trying to assign to you, already has his name on it…in bold.