Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.
People don’t pay attention when they speak or take action. That is why they make mistakes, problems occur,accidents happen, people die or suffer a loss because they fail to do what they need to do, people cause harm to others, or treat others in a discourteous way and hurt their brothers.
The most sensitive part of the human body is our nerves. In essence, the brain is a mass of neurons. The whole body is overlaid with thin nerves.
Depending on which nerves and neurons are firing; thoughts pertaining to those pathways are generated. Those thoughts are transmitted through the nerves in your entire body and you take action on them. In essence, thoughts are generated due to the nervous system, which lead you to take action.
Everybody has nerves; therefore, you can think, feel, and take action as much as you use your nerves a certain way. You cannot do a single thing if you don’t use your nerves.
However, you need to use your nerves well.
If you use your nerves in a way that makes you worried, concerned, nervous, and insecure, then a disease will develop. When that happens, you need to pay attention to the work that you have to do, pay attention to God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son Lord, pay attention to more productive things, and turn your nerves and thoughts in a different direction.
Just as you need to use your body well, you have to know about nerves and use them well, too.
People’s nerves are like a transmitter-receiver. The heart, mind, and thoughts are contained in the nerves so that
- you will think according to the direction you pay attention to,
- you will act with your body according to those thoughts
- those thoughts will connect with the soul,
- your thoughts and actions will connect with the spirit.
Both thoughts and feelings are transmitted through the nerves.
Therefore, if your nerves are dead, you won’t know even if you see something, and you won’t know the feeling of something even if it touches your hand or body.
If you don’t use your nerves even though they are alive, then your nerves will not function properly, so it is the same as your nerves being dead.
You have to awaken your nerves. You have to keep seeing, hearing, learning, and thinking about what you need to pay attention to. Then nerves will begin to function again and you will feel things.
You have to see and hear about things after paying attention. Then you will feel and know properly. You need to pay attention every day and confess your sins.
When it comes to love, you have to pay attention in order for fire to not be extinguished.
Even with God, the Holy Spirit, and the Lord, you will live forgetting about Them if you don’t pay attention to Them. You have to call Them several times an hour. Even if you call Them in that way, it only takes about two to three minutes.
If you call on the Trinity and the Lord often, you will receive the work of the divine being; your nerves will be awakened, and you will communicate with the divine being.
Just like drawing for the very first time, if people haven’t it done before, they can’t do very much, nor can they do it properly. It is the same with repenting of sins, evangelizing, praying, putting the Word into action, or preaching the Word. Even if it has been taught and shown to you, when you first try to do it, you will only be able to do a little, and you won’t do it very well.
However, if you do things multiple times with extra care, you will gain new methods, skills, and confidence, so you will gradually become better at them.
Fixing your wrongdoings and contradictions is just as difficult as exercising in order to shape your body and become healthy.
You have to pay attention that much more and do things properly.
If you stop along the way or do only a little, there will be no effect. You should also continuously lead your life of faith as you pay attention to it. Then it will be noticeably different, and your destiny will change.
Whether you are leading your life of faith or doing other work, you shouldn’t stop after doing it only once or twice, but should do it continuously while paying attention. Faith should also be consistent in your everyday life. Then it will be faith of great variety.
I hope that you will focus your nerves, thoughts, and mind to manage time and yourself well. Take action with focus as you follow the guidance of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Lord.
Only then will your life be meaningful, hopeful, rewarding, and awesome. Then you will gain, enjoy things, and see glory.