The heart wants what it wants.

So this week I heard Selena Gomez’s new song “The heart wants what it wants.” If you’ve heard this song, you hear the lyrics and notice that she’s talking about her relationship (with Justin Bieber, in case you don’t follow yahoo news and etc.)

So I listened to it, and I just felt bad for her. Not for her relationship problems and whatnot, but for the lack of knowledge and shallowness. Even if it’s not her exact situation, I can guarantee you most people liked this song and loved the lyrics because they related to it. The lyrics turned me off because she just sounds so lost, BECAUSE her heart’s guiding her,but the title had me thinking: how many of us, the saved ones, still live by this and use this?

The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand

Jeremiah 17:9

I can end this post right here. This alone says a lot. It was the first verse that came to mind. This is a dangerous thing!

!!!! – Look at the synonyms!

We, as newborn Christians, need to be aware of these phrases and mottos we heard all of our lives. These phrases are so popular but so strong! When we say “the heart wants what it wants” we are inviting sin in. If I had gone with what my heart wanted, just on the past 3 years, I’d definitely NOT be here! My heart had led me so far in I didn’t even want to continue life with God, I just wanted to go with what I felt and live my life (Thank GOD for his grace!!)

This allows us to be guided by sin, by our flesh. You’re letting the devil use you. This is saying “my heart leads the way. I give in to my heart and feelings.” Feelings CANNOT guide us! (Again, I wouldn’t be here)

Are you at that point in your life where you KNOW who guides you? Are you fully aware of the influences you are letting in your heart & mind? Who’s guiding you: God, the creator, or your feelings, that misguide and lead you into the devil’s traps? Right now, what you want the most, is i coming from your heart(sinful nature) or from the Holy Spirit? Think about it and do a double check for your life right now.

Let’s be more aware! Like this quote, there are many many more thrown at us. Social medias, family members, friends, the sources are endless. Start taking this more seriously, and train yourself to see these things and know they are not true. Awareness is essencial in living life with God.

By the way, “do what makes you happy” is right next to “the heart wants what it wants.”

Have a great Thanksgiving guys!! Wish I was the states to celebrate it 😦 it’s been 3 years without it.
Hubby’s there, I’m jealous (Not my time God, I know. I just get so down)


One Comment

  1. So on point! I explain this to the youth at church all the time.. We live in a society blinded by the notion of needing to feel happy and following your heart and it’s a very blinding thing. Very well written! May God keep blessing you.. Happy Thanksgiving!


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