Follow Your Heart…

Monday, 23rd August 2010.

There was a time, in the midst of making a tough decision, where several friends advised me to “follow my heart.” I think we have all heard this phrase before. And most people would think it’s a wise statement. Well, I guess it depends on what your heart is actually following in the first place.

Proverbs 23:19 (NLT) does not tell us to simply follow our heart. It says, Keep your heart on the right course. This suggests that our heart should not be leading us- we should be leading our heart. And wherever we lead our heart, that’s where we’ll end up.

So what does it mean to “keep your heart on the right course”? A lot of it has to do with what we choose to think about, what we choose to look at and what we choose to listen to. We all know that if we eat lots of junk food and don’t exercise, we’ll put on weight and be physically unhealthy. And the same applies to our heart- what we feed it will determine the health of our emotions, mind and spirit.

A Girl of Wisdom is very deliberate about what she thinks about, what she looks at and what she listens to. Because it’s food for her heart. She focuses on things that are right, pure and holy. Through God’s strength, she leads her heart according to His principles of wisdom. A Girl of Wisdom can safely follow her heart, because she allows her heart to be led by God.

So think about this today- in what state of health is your heart? You need to know this before you choose to follow it!

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