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In many sports, the right placement is one of the keys to winning. The strategic placement of players on the field is important. The placement of the ball on the field is critical. For example, in football, there’s a big difference between having the ball on your five-yard line or having it on your opponent’s five-yard line. The difference is the distance you must go to score. Placement matters!
Placement is also important in life, especially the placement of your heart! We sometimes hear the question, “Is your heart in the right place?” It’s a basic inquiry into the condition of your attitudes.
Think about it. If your heart is “in” something, you’ll give your best to it. You’ll work hard, persevere, and demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the cause or relationship. If not, it becomes very evident.
When it comes to your life, God is most interested in the placement or condition of your heart. When searching for the second king of Israel, the Lord made this very clear to the prophet, Samuel. Look at His words in 1 Samuel 16:7 (NLT) “ … ‘The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’”
If God inspects the condition of our hearts, it’s a good idea for us to take time and do the same. Where’s your heart when it comes to obeying and serving God. How consistently and enthusiastically are you loving, giving, caring and serving others? Is your heart in it? If you find that your heart placement needs adjusting, the Lord specializes in helping us with our hearts. Ask Him to help you!