Remember the Four Tops’ song back in the 60s, called ”This old heart of mine, been broke a thousand times-each time…” Remember this was a great swing-out dance song? Remember all the times your heart has been broken—over and over again?
Somewhere along life’s journey all of us find ourselves with a broken heart. The strange thing about a broken heart is that the area of your chest where your heart is located actually feels a sense of illness or non-wellness—can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t think straight, and you just want to cry. And of course there is no medicine for a broken heart—nothing but time will heal a broken heart. And, this is all the more reason why we need to be careful about giving our hearts away to people who never asked for them in the first place.
I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of talk shows lately about women especially who have been left feeling duped by men who stole their hearts with a “big ole lie” and stole their money leaving them broke. Some of these fatal attractions have even left some people dead at the hands of people who knew how to weave a tale to steal a heart. Some of these shows are about women who have fallen for the “Nigerian scam” where these foreign speaking con artists have swindled women out of thousands of dollars with “lovely” words (taken from a website for lonely women) that have lured desperate women into “falling in love” with nothing more than a voice on the other end of a cell phone. How can this happen? Who gives their heart away to someone they never met?
Giving you heart away always precedes giving the rest of you away. Women especially are known for giving their hearts away to some raggedy rascal just to say they “have a man.” Men can spot a “heart giver” a mile away. They used these women like a dish rag. Women are famous for finding reasons to allow men to “steal their hearts” even in the face of every indication that the raggedy rascal is no good. I stumbled across the show “Cheaters” a few days ago, and of course, the camera followed the man as he cavorted about with another woman. (Yea I know some women cavort about too.) When the couple finally confronted each other she screamed out to him, give me my car keys, give me the keys to my apartment, everything you have own I bought, and give me back that necklace. She finally screamed out, “Hey, I own you.!” And herein lies the problem with too many women nowadays, they do stupid stuff to try to justify giving their hearts away to some raggedy rascal they should never have even spoken to. And so, they start buying them stuff thinking that stuff will act as relationship glue. It never works. You cannot buy a man’s affections.