Now, let me preface that nothing is wrong with Good works, they get us through life, they make us feel good and allow us to have satisfaction in life. But we need to be very careful to pay attention to when your Good works start to overpower your God works.
One of the things that I'm learning is that I can be pretty hard on myself, okay, not pretty hard, VERY hard on myself and this morning as I was praying, I was feeling discouraged because I felt as if I wasn't really moving any further in my walk with GOD. Have you ever felt like that? Like you have been walking on your faith walk and yet you still don't feel as if you got any further than you were when you started?
Proverbs 4:23 says that "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Often times we get into situations with people whose "heart conditions" don't match our own. Meaning the status (emotionally and spiritually) of their heart does not match the status of yours. Example, I I once talked to someone who told me that the current condition of his heart it black, yup..black. Knowing that how in the world could I expect someone who is dealing with that much emotional pain to handle my heart if I put it in his hand? I'm learning through God that people are the exact physical representations of the emotional and spiritual state of their heart.