Heart Watching

It’s easy to just go with the flow.. Not creating any waves, I just let myself be carried with the natural movement all around, and I am slowly lulled to asleep, rocked by the gentle sound of the water.

But when I wake up, I find myself so far from where I need to be, and I don’t like it very much. Fighting the natural flow is hard, especially because I have been practicing the opposite for a while. And sometimes, it feels like it is too late, and the battle will be too fierce, or too long, so I just give up before I start.

You ever feel like that?

It may not look like it at all, but what it all comes down to is heart watching. If I watch over my heart in the very beginning of the flow and move my focus just a bit, everything can change.

thEver heard about the butterfly effect theory? It basically refers to the idea that a butterfly’s wings create tiny, tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado in another part of the world. It doesn’t imply that the butterfly created the tornado, just that the flap of its wing created a small change in the conditions, and this change kind of mimicked a domino effect.

When I watch over my heart, I know when not to go with the flow. And that is the same thing as resisting the tiny changes in the atmosphere that would ultimately carry me away from grace.

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home,Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays,Extraordinay,Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday,Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW




  1. What a simple yet profound thought, Barbara. This is quite beautiful in both sentiment and wisdom. We are to guard these hearts we carry, aren’t we… and in doing so we need to be diligent watchers. I like that.

    Thanks for sharing this at Three Word Wednesday today.


  2. Butterflies are my favorite. Have you read Butterfly in Brazil by Glenn Packiam? It’s a lovely book that goes along with this. Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.


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