I live in Nashville TN where the weather can change within minutes. You can go into a store and it’s sunny out and when you come back outside there’s a huge storm going on.
Our feelings are like that. They constantly change, therefore are unreliable.
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” ~ Jeremiah 17:9
As attractive as the “follow your heart” message may seem, adopting this mindset can be toxic to you and people around you. Feelings lie. If we live by our feelings we will be living on a rollercoaster. How do I know this? I’ve done this for so many years. My days were dictated by my feelings. My relationships, productivity and everything else. Because if I didn’t feel like it I didn’t do it. Or the opposite was true as well. If I felt like it, I did it, even if that action was a really bad one for me. Guess how far this way of living took me? Not very far. Guess how much unhappiness this way of thinking caused me? A lot, I can tell you that! In fact, I was miserable most of the time.
So, if relying on our feeling is not a good idea, what should we do instead? Well, here is my suggestion:
Now, I’d love to hear from you! How has relying on your feeling affected you and your decision making process? Do you think relying on our feelings is helpful or not? Please share, I’d love to know.
I encourage you to live your life on purpose with courage and authentically. I am cheering for you!!
with all my love,