Many people think of a person with. Stone heart as the villain in a movie, evil, uncaring, unfeeling, and bitter. A stone heart is a rigid heart that shows up in negative ways. The stone heart is cold, set, firm and does not want to change. Like stones which do not get up and move, Stone hearts are stuck in one place. They rarely undergo any changes unless something make them do so.
It’s pretty easy to identify with the hard-harder villain in a story, but we meet people with stone hearts in every day life.
How Do Hearts Become Stony?
Some people become Stone-hearted from the trials, disappointments, and hard times they’ve had in the past. They get a mindset that drives their actions and responses to life situations. Rather that being flexible in seeing things from different points of view, they shut out other ways of thinking and doing things.
Getting Rid Of A Stony Heart
Whereas the heart of stone causes people to miss opportunities, allowing God to change that heart opens up the door for much better things. Ezekiel 36:26 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” With a soft heart, we can begin to enjoy the closeness of others by being tenderhearted and forgiving as God has forgiven us (Ephesians 4:32).
Hebrews 3:15 says,” Today If you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.” A soft heart that earnestly listens to God opens up the door to a true relationship with Him.
Psalm 37:23 tells us that the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord. Following God’s truth and guidance for our lives gives us more opportunities to receive both His spiritual and material blessings. If you believe you have a heart of stone, consider what God has to say on this subject. Your breakthrough is just waiting on you.
From experience, I had a stone heart from many, many years. I had put concrete walls up around me, so high that no one could break through, not even God.