Oh! What if we always remembered to judge between emotions that will lead us down a good path, and those that could lead us down a destructive path if we follow them? What if instead of allowing our emotions to lead us, we chose to lead our hearts with truth? Can you imagine how different the world would be?
Couples wouldn’t allow emotional offenses to drive a wedge between them.
Spouses wouldn’t be driven by deceitful desires to commit adultery.
Neighbors wouldn’t allow hate to cause them to repay evil for evil.
People wouldn’t give up on their dreams when they should stay the course.
Men wouldn’t shoot innocent people.
Friends wouldn’t allow anger to rule over them during a disagreement.
Oh! How would it be if we always remembered to lead our hearts with truth rather than allow our emotions into the driver’s seat of our lives?
When your emotions are screaming, “Give up!” but you know that quitting would be disobeying God, you’ve got to lead your heart with truth.
When your feelings are telling you, “You’re a loser,” rather than believe that lie, you’ve got to lead your heart with truth.
When your heart is saying God doesn’t love you, no one will accept you, you’re useless, you’re a failure, it’s okay to hate, to hold a grudge, commit adultery, repay evil for evil, run from God, or abandon hope, you’ve got to lead your heart with truth so you can stay on God’s good path for your life.
You must lead your heart with truth even when your heart doesn’t feel like the truth is true. And, the way to lead your heart is spend time with Christ, learn from Him, and read His Word. “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Proverbs 4:23) NLT