Day 299: Don’t Follow Your Heart (Jeremiah 17-19; 1 Timothy 6)

The world says: “Follow your heart.”

God says: “Lose your life and follow me.”
For the longest time, the ultimate deciding factor for me was always to follow my heart: my dreams, ambitions and gut feelings. But then, I began to study the Bible and seek Jesus with an open heart and realized that I was wrong all along. Because as Proverbs 28:26 says: “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool.”
Every day, I fill my heart and mind with all sorts of things: some of it is from God, but so much more seems to be from the world. Whether it’s from a fashion blog, a newspaper article or a discussion in class, my heart often becomes cluttered with mistaken beliefs and selfish thoughts.
“The heart is deceitful above all things.” -Jeremiah 17:9
But God? He is always the true compass – pure and unwavering, His wisdom withstands ages. That should be my guiding voice – what would Jesus do? From the way I treat my body to the way I interact with a cashier at the grocery store.
Not my words, but His wisdom.
Not my dreams, but His will.
Not my fears, but His love.
Not my accomplishments, but His glory.
Not my thoughts, but His wisdom.
Not my life, but HIS.
So simple, yet so magnificently profound!

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