“What does your heart tell you?”
“Follow your heart.”
Sounds right. It makes for great movies and stories. The main character pursuing what they know to be right, but their heart being tugged in a different direction…and in the critical moment, they choose to follow after their heart…and everything ends up happy ever after.
Yeah. That happens in the movies. That rarely happens in real life.
The problem with the heart is that the heart is wrong more often than not. At one time the heart thought Lisa was the one…then it thought Jane was the one…then at another time, the heart was sure Jenny was the one…The heart lies. The heart has no clue.
The heart has no boundaries. The heart has no concern for morals. The heart doesn’t have any other loyalty other than getting its desires met NOW!
Thing is, people have followed after their hearts and left their spouse and children, leaving devastation in its wake. Why? Because it felt so right. I was just following my heart.
People have followed their hearts and ignored all the warning signs, all the statistics, all reason that clearly showed it couldn’t possibly work out and find themselves in impossible and violent relationships.
The heart can’t be trusted.
So what do you do?
Do what’s good and right.
Things are good and right because…they are.
So please…for your sake…whatever you do…do not follow your heart. Do what’s right and good.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
If God of the universe is worthy of our trust with our eternal souls, how could we not trust him for whatever this day holds?
God is with you.
You are never where God has not already been.
Love triumphs over darkness.
Death has already lost.
God loves you.
You are not alone.