How do I avoid being ‘affected’ which I so despise? I stumble ‘deliberately’ on a Friendster profile, pore on a few pictures, close the window and regret. I seem to be ironic here.
A few clicks could have made the difference. My day could have not been undone. I could have avoided a cloudy moment. But all these ‘temptations’ still lurk around the corner. I can’t eradicate them coz they’re part of another person who has a world of her own.
Oh, I see now. The little decisions I make affect the big things about my life. A few clicks. A few pictures. Little thoughts. Moments. They’re so elemental that I need to be strong in the tiny issues.
It would mean deliberately avoiding the paths that lead to heart problems. It means not to tread on Friendster > My Friends > … It pays to be faithful in the little things, as guarding one’s heart is not an issue with the big issues, but the mundane.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
—King Solomon, the wisest person to have ever lived, Prov. 4:23
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much:
— Jesus, Luke 16:10a