Gut Check

The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe. – Proverbs 28:26

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An axiom that I have heard most of my life goes like this: “Follow your heart,” or, to put it another way, “Go with your gut.” Sadly, such wisdom doesn’t always lead to good decisions. Why? Simply because it is possible for our hearts to be deceived and, in turn, lie to us. True wisdom cannot be generated from within ourselves, but must originate from an outside source … with God in Christ, primarily within the Scriptures.

We should never be surprised when heartfelt, sincere decisions (either our own or those of others) lead to wrong ends, if those decisions are founded upon emotions, feelings, or sentiments emanating from any place other than a grasp of God’s truth.

So, follow your heart or go with your gut, but only when it is God’s heart and God’s gut you are following.

The heart is forever inexperienced. – Henry David Thoreau

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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