I'd thoroughly endured a transformation, and experienced something I'd been frightened of....vulnerability. God gave me the chance to trust Him with my heart, and I took the opportunity. Therefore my heart began to change. No longer could I say or just accept whatever someone wanted me to. You see, when we decide to give our lives over to God in our conscience rests the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps us to gauge between what is right and what is wrong. As believers we have to let God soften our hearts so that we can be "SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE" to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We need a heart that is sensitive to God's every touch, and His still, small voice.
In Ezekiel 11:19 God promises to give us a new spirit. He also says that a heart of flesh will replace our once hardened heart. So all of those unfortunate past experiences, insecure struggles, and heedless moments that have created barriers around our hearts will be removed. No longer will we have to be subject to pretending, but instead understanding that there is nothing wrong with being compassionate, kind, and hopeful.
We are given the opportunity of a lifetime, to actually feel and understand how our fellow brothers and sisters do. But, this is not just any sort of feeling, but one that allows an experience beyond just us. The magnitude of the empathy that we can feel can be outrageous! In 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 the bible says "3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."
So what am I saying? Be all soft and sensitive? Let people walk all over you? No. I am telling you that there is nothing wrong with being sensitive. Hardhearted people not only hurt themselves but other people. God wants you to be transformed with a heart of flesh. A heart that feels, and understands that anything that threatens it will be stopped by God. He's the security guard of a lifetime! Love you guys! God bless!