FOLLOW YOUR HEART

Are you aware of that still, small voice deep inside of you that helps direct your path?  Do you try to listen to it and follow where it leads? The Holy Spirit is within us helping us to follow God’s leading.

I think it is important to follow your heart, that still, small voice, not necessarily what society thinks is right or correct. We might have to endure hardship because of our choices but that is better than going against where God is leading.

There was one major time in my life when after much prayer, and weighing pros & cons, I ended up following my heart rather than do what was expected. It was a difficult thing to do as I am not one to go against what is expected, but I had to follow my heart and trust God that it was the “right” decision for my life.

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Recently a conversation with a friend made me think about how I followed my heart in another life choice I made. The friend believes there was a choice in my past that was not the “correct” one.  The choice was a difficult one but one that I still stand by. In my heart, I feel it was the “right” decision for my life. Yes, it still had some repercussions but it was more important to follow God’s leading.

Can you think of some incidents in your life where you followed the Holy Spirit’s prompting? Try to be more aware of that small, still voice in your life and follow it. It is so worth the hardships you may endure for going against the norm.

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness.”  –Hebrews 3:7-8

2 Comments

  1. I know how hard it is to listen to and follow what you believe is God’s will for your life when others are questioning you. I had a similar experience when I decided to leave my hometown to go to college. My best friend thought I was committing a grave mistake and that it would be the end of the world for me. His words, “You’re making a big mistake and you’re gonna regret it.” I really think he was just afraid of losing our friendship. Despite my friend’s foreboding, I went and God has blessed me through it.

    Our friends can make us doubt ourselves and God sometimes. I would submit that, before you listen to your friend, ask if they’ve been praying for God’s will in your life. If not, then why should you listen to their advice concerning God’s will?

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