Have you ever been told that you have a pure heart? If so, I’m proud of you. That said, have you ever wondered what that really means? In looking at Scripture, I believe one of the most important aspects of having a pure heart is that you’re faithful to the little things God has entrusted to you. It means that you look at what you have already before searching for more, and you train yourself to see what’s left instead of what you’ve lost. Many people have big dreams and aspirations (which is wonderful), but because they are so eager to get ahead, they lose sight of finding peace and contentment in the place where they currently are. You see, an unsatisfied heart is like a gas tank that’s perpetually empty. Though it gets temporarily filled up with new things, discontentment burns a hole through it so it constantly drains. As the race to attain even more ramps up, the gash becomes harder and harder to repair and ultimately strips the soul of its power. On the other hand, a pure and satisfied heart has a reserve of peace that becomes a sustaining energy source which naturally spills over into the lives of others.
My friend, you have a pure heart. Though you aspire to greater things, you recognize that your most important call is to do your very best where you’re at and to be faithful in what you already have. While it’s tempting to be envious of the position of others, wisdom tells you that such comparisons are a trap, so you purposefully forgo measuring yourself against people. Instead, you wake up every day with an attitude of joy and thank Jesus for the manifold blessings that are right in front of you. You seek to improve in the areas in which you have impact and you do your very best to live according to the standards of God’s Word. You love your Lord, your friends, your family, and your neighbors with all that you have, and you recognize that your influence is far greater than you understand. You govern your life with integrity and wisdom and lead prayerfully and powerfully in the Name of your Savior.