Mentoring

Follow And Trust Your Heart?

Um, I don’t think so. Pretty sure that is not what the Bible instructs us to do.  Why? Because our heart can really jack with stuff. It can lead us into situations simply because it feels right especially when an old boyfriend enters the picture.  It can cause us to make decisions that are not thought through completely when those new pair of boots are screamin’, just screamin’ at us. Our heart can be dangerous which is why you’ll find this verse in Proverbs 4:23:
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
The Hebrew word for “wellspring” is towtsa’ah.  And in its simplest term means “goings out, going forth.” Meaning that basically what is in our heart is where our life will lead. I’ve been in that place where you battle thoughts left and right and oftentimes entertain them.  And entertaining them can and usually leads to destruction, which pretty much scares the living daylights out of me. Just being honest. So, I have really taken this to heart and am making sure that my heart is where I want my life to begin. Make sure you guard that heart of yours and “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

5 thoughts on “Follow And Trust Your Heart?”

  1. Amen, sister. Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Dang…so true.

    I, too, have learned this in a real and practical way. Learning to “lean not on your own understanding”.

    Thanks, Cindy.

  2. Write on! The series prior to the one the church I go to was about this verse exactly. Guarding your heart above all else.

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