I'm over at For The Family today talking about why we should not follow our heart. Hope you join me there
Every day brings with it a hundred decisions for which we are responsible. Most of them we make without much thought, like getting dressed, making breakfast, wiping noses, or driving the same route over and over again. But then there are decisions that we need to make that take much thought and prayer. We agonize over some of them and often rely on the counsel of others. In the midst of these big decisions we receive one terrible piece of advice. You know it well. “Just follow your heart.”
I know following “your heart” sounds wise. People have the best intentions when sayng it. It’s like telling someone to do what they believe is most important. Or encouraging someone to do what they love. This is the stuff of romantic stories that end happily ever after. But since we all live in the real world, and not in the land of make believe, we need to stay away from the storybook advice of following our hearts. Why? Because it assumes that our hearts are worth following.