Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Head vs. Heart

the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?
Jeremiah17:9 NKJV

Head vs. Heart!!! “Huh?" "What?" "You’re confusing me! I don’t know what you’re talking about!” “What does that mean?” “I’m not following your logic here?” “Where are you going with this?” “Are they in some kind of competition?” Well in a sense the head and heart are in a competition and you have the power to decide which one wins the battle of tug a war! Today this reading will focus on the battle between the two.
Have you ever been faced with a critical decision and someone told you to “follow your heart?” Of course you have! It’s a well known phrase but in Jeremiah 17:9 it tells us that the heart is deceitful and wicked alluding to the fact that the heart can NOT be trusted. I’ve witnessed the heart steer people into things that they thought they were free from, all because the heart was "head over hill" for the very thing they had been delivered from, and by doing something as simple as “following their heart”, they took 10 steps back (after taking 5 steps forward) to the place that has the potential to doom them straight to hell.

The winds are high and the temperatures are dropping to record lows. The leaves are falling and pretty soon we can expect snow. But this doesn’t not mean that you have to participate in the infamous ritual of “cuffing season” despite the fact that the season has changed it doesn’t mean that your season of singleness is up. The last thing you want to do is cut yourself short.

We must be people that think with our head instead of our heart, because the heart will cause you to go back to that dead end relationship that you know is no good for you mentally, physically, and spiritually simply because your heart is telling you that you still love that person but the reality of the situation is that; you don’t want to be alone for the fall/winter months. You want someone to hold you tight and keep you warm through the night.

The heart is so manipulative, I call the heart an emotional muscle because one it is a muscular organ (if you didn’t know, now you know) and two that is where all our issues/emotions (Prov.4:23) flow from (one reason why it is vital that we guard our heart). Our heart has the ability to make us feel a number of ways; happy, anxious, depressed, surprised, irritated, worried, confident, angry, etc. but we don’t have to allow our emotions to have control over us.

Before you go to bed at night take a moment silence your heart(emotions) and sit at the throne of God so that he can fix, heal, and cleanse the areas of your heart that may be broken and damaged. Ask him to help you enjoy your singleness and to instruct you on where you need help growing and preparing for your future mate. A season of singleness isn't the wilderness God is still talking and instructing but you have to be available to listen and if you are busy "following your heart" and filling your life with clutter to avoid the preciousness of this season in your life, your future mate will be ready to meet you before you are ready to meet him. And you don't want to keep him waiting any longer than what he already has! :-)

****I pray that this reading has been a blessing to your single season and has also challenged, encouraged, and informed you sista girl!! In the comment section, let me know what you do to silence your heart when it is causing every emotion to surface that you know isn't ordained from God? Also, if you are married what are some things that you did in your season of singleness to prepare for your mate? PLEASE SHARE!!

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