When it comes to matters of the heart, I had my ups and downs. Yes, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me at times. When wisdom said to wait, my heart said go for it. As a result, I had to endure the heartache, pain, and depression that followed.
I could say that the enemy led me to make these poor choices in love. But the truth is my heart played its own little game: deception. The word of God in Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” We, in ourselves, are not fully aware of all that is in our hearts.
Here’s the good news. I remember that God has given me a comforter in the Holy Spirit. Just when I want to give into my feelings, I remember I have help. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” – John 16:13
I must admit that my heart has deceived me more often than not. But experience has taught me it is better to listen to wisdom and follow it. Be still with your heart. Do not go on your feelings. Let the Lord lead you into His truth.