If there is one structure in your body you want to keep healthy, it is your heart. The heart is one of the most important organs in our bodies. Without the heart, we are without life! Not only is the heart referenced to physically keeping our bodies alive, but having heart is also known as connecting to something beyond us. Taking heart is demonstrating passion, love, compassion, and being selfless.
Many times we have seen what it means to take heart when it comes to sports, but what does it mean when it comes to daily living?
Great Hearts Live Alike
When I discuss this topic, many mental pictures enter my mind. I would like to share just a few with you.
First, I am reminded of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Taking on the daunting task of saving the entire world. Could you imagine that conversation?
God: “Son, I need you to do something for me?”
Jesus: “Yes, Father. Anything for you.”
God: “I need for you to save the entire world from sin.”
Jesus: “Okay, Father.”
God: “There’s one more thing, Son.”
Jesus: “Yes, Father.”
God: “They will hate you for trying to save them.”
Can you imagine God asking you to die for the entire world? I can’t imagine that grave responsibility. He left the courts of heaven and all his power as God to become human like us. He traded the splendor and glory of being in presence of God to die for our unpleasant, nasty, and disgusting SIN! Jesus revealed the true meaning of “Taking Heart.”
When I think about taking heart, I also think about the movie Braveheart. Although it has been said that Braveheart is a historically inaccurate modern film describing the First War of Scottish Independence. Mel Gibson played William Wallace, who saved Scotland with his brave and spirited heart inspiring those who came after him to succeed at bringing Scotland freedom.
Go Beyond Your Limits
Just remember, everything in life should be done with all your heart. With heart, you can accomplish anything. Don’t believe what others my say you can’t do or the negative thoughts you have about yourself. Go beyond your limitations and take heart. Be determined! Have courage! Take heart!