DON’T Follow Your Heart

Has anyone ever told you to “just follow your heart and everything will work out”? I have, and I am about to tell you NOT to do that. It might sound a little crazy, but I will tell you why in just a second. You see, in the past, whenever I was about to undergo making the most important decisions of my life, I would consult my heart and ask it what I should do, but now I know that according to Jeremiah 17:9…

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Yes, you read that right. Our hearts are deceiving, and not just deceiving it is DESPERATELY wicked. Please don’t follow your heart. If your not convinced then read Matthew 15: 18-20.

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man,…

Your heart dictates your mouth, and your mouth is the fruit of your thoughts. You know it’s true! Come on, so your telling me that you have never wanted to kill anybody, or sleep with someone that was not your husband or wife? Please… We ALL have. Even David cried out to God and asked him to create a clean heart within him (Psalm 51:10).That is why we need to get our hearts right. 

But there is good news. The Lord tells us in Ezekiel 36:26…

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 

And in Romans 10:10

that if you confess with your mouth and believe with your heart that Jesus is Lord, and that God raise Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

If we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth we will be saved and God will give us a new heart.

If your saying “Well, Jessica, you don’t what I have done. God would never accept me”, then your wrong because the Bible also says in Psalms 51:17 that…

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart- These, O God, You will not despise. 

God does not despise you. God knows that you are broken and this is the place where you can offer your broken heart as a sacrifice. God loves you so much that he chose to trade his ONLY son, just for you. To me, that’s crazy love. It’s not too late, give Him your broken heart today. Let him give you a new heart made of flesh and lean on Him, rather than your heart to make the right choices in life. He will not lead you astray. 

– Jess 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

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