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[Lighthouse Daily Devotion] Am I Leading or Following My Heart

Am I Leading or Following My Heart
For Women By Women
Submitted by Trish Williams
March 29, 2024

Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

A common expression heard today is “follow your heart.” In reality, this means following your
feelings, which will bring one to a great deal of trouble.

Our heart follows our investments – that which is a treasure to us. That investment is what we do with our time, talent, finances, and energy. Perhaps we give a lot of time to social media, so that is where our thoughts and emotions are. Sometimes we focus our talents and energy completely on a job and so it easily becomes our treasure. When our treasure is used to accumulate material items, that is where our desires will go.

It is easy to follow our heart—it comes naturally—we just do what we want. However, it requires effort, purpose, and commitment to lead our heart.

One way to lead our heart is to evaluate and be constantly aware of what we are investing it in.

A good look at our social media activity, calendar, and checkbook will reveal a great deal about
where we are investing our time, energy, and finances.  

Secondly, we must establish what is most important in our life—our relationship with God, family, and others or our pleasures, goals, and dreams. We do find time and money to do what we believe is important to us in life, no matter the cost or time required. It makes no difference whether it is serving God or serving self.

Thirdly, we need to guard our heart. Each day is filled with all manner of temptations to lure or draw our hearts away from what we should be doing. It is not always sinful things that draws our heart from where it ought to be. Instead of our daily Bible reading, maybe we are cooking a meal for the sick or doing a volunteer handyman job. If we want to lead our heart, we must take responsibility to guard it against temptation and keep our priorities in proper order.

Lastly, we must invest our heart. We cannot wait or put off doing what we know to be right.

Sometimes we procrastinate by stating we will do “whatever” when we are better equipped, have
more time, or feel like doing something. Unless we are incapacitated somehow, all of that is following our feelings and not leading our heart.

Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness….

Consider: Now is the time to rein in our heart and invest it in heavenly treasure; soon there will be no more time to do so.

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