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The Bible says the heart is deceitful so making decisions based just on your feelings is dangerous.

Key Points:

  • Our heart only tells us what we want to hear. It expresses our desires but often neglects our intellect and intuition, and can lead us to sin.
  • Feelings come first when we follow our hearts, and we will often feel good for a moment, but worse later by simply trusting our feelings.
  • While we might not understand our heart, God does. He knows how to help us make sense of our feelings and channel them into good decisions.
  • God has not only created us with feelings, intellect, and intuition, he has given us the Bible, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as tools for making all of our decisions. We have more than just our heart to use, so let’s use everything we have been given.

Quote This:

Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

See Also: Sin, Emotions

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you had times where you’ve listened to your heart to make a decision and regretted it? If so, what would you change now?
  3. Read Jeremiah 17:9. Why do you think the heart is so deceitful and hard to understand?
  4. Read Proverbs 3:5-6. What do you need to do to stop leaning on yourself for guidance? How can you find out more about God’s will and plan for your life?
  5. What are some ways you can remember to use the other tools God has given you to make better decisions?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.