Conntecting the Dots

How to Ensure That “Following Your Heart” is a Good Thing


Lord, make my mind like Yours.


“Follow your heart”—have you heard this phrase? It sounds innocent, but imagine the hurt if we lived according to this pseudo-truth…

A married woman, enamored with a guy she met online, leaves her family. A single gal intentionally gets pregnant to satisfy her longing for a child. A man or woman eats whatever they crave regardless of its negative impact on their health.

Who’s to say they’re making poor choices? They’re just following their heart.


Scripture warns us not to follow the world’s way of thinking. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).

Renewing and transforming our minds comes from filling them with the truth of God’s word. Doing this makes us alert to thought patterns that sound good but are based on emotion. It also enables us to live purposefully and without regret.

Follow your heart, but make sure your heart conforms to God’s truth first.

Take Action:

Memorize Romans 12:2.


Adapted from Morning Moments With God by Grace Fox. Published by Harvest House Publishers, 2014. Used with permission.

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