I want to teach my children to be diligent and mindful of their heart. I want them to be caring and loving, yet not leave their heart exposed. I want my children to guard their heart with all diligence.
When it comes to matters of the heart we need to be wise. We need to teach our children to be wise about their friendships and what they expose themselves to. Our hearts are like paper hearts at times. They can be blown away, torn apart, and just left behind by others. That is why we need to teach our children how to protect their hearts. I am not saying build a wall that no one can penetrate. I am not saying let your heart become cold and unloving. I am just saying to have wisdom and be diligent when it comes to the matters of the heart.
I have one daughter who is super sensitive. She cares deeply, she loves deeply, and she is just a passionate person. When she dives into something, she dives in with all of her heart. Her heart gets broke and as a mom it breaks my heart. We go over how to protect her heart without loosing her passion for others. Oh how I wish we could save our children from all pain, but we can’t. All we can do is love them and help them put up safe guards around their heart.
As our children grow and as they mature we want them to find meaningful relationships. We want them to grow in Christ. We want them to have a Christ like love for others. We want them to show others the love of Christ. We want them to flourish and bloom in life. We want them to use wisdom and discernment as they go through life. We want them to use their head and their hearts as they go on their journey. We do not want them to have paper hearts flapping in the wind. Teach them diligently to have balance and have wisdom when it comes to their hearts.