Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Feelings, and Thoughts on That

A lot of people feel too much.

But wait. Before you get yourself worked up into a flurry of feelings over that statement, hear me out.

Feeling is replacing thinking, but since when is feeling and thinking interchangeable? People just don’t seem to think anymore, they feel. If it feels right, then it must be right. If it doesn’t feel right, then it is not right. Where the heck in God’s blue ocean is the sense in that? Seriously, has common sense become so scarce that it is now a foreign language that needs interpreting and a two year course to become fluent in? 

“Follow your heart,” they say. Yet, as Jeremiah 17:9 states: 
”The heart is deceitful above all things, 
And desperately wicked; 
Who can know it?” 

It’s true. Just think about it. Haven’t you ever wanted something you know to be wrong? The heart vs. head arguments you have with yourself? Feelings saying one thing, reason another? Your heart lies. Feelings lie. The heart will lead you down all kinds of crazy paths you’re better off not following. 

But don’t stop feeling. God didn’t equip humans with emotions for them to attempt to throw it away (reality check: that doesn’t work), but don’t make feelings the ultimate authority in your life. Don’t use how you feel to take the place of how and what you think. Think more. Ask more questions. 

Don’t guess when you can learn and know. Follow God’s heart. He won’t lead you down the wrong path. And let him guide yours, so that yours won’t lead you down those crazy paths you’re better off not following.

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