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When You Can’t Follow Your Heart.

Key Verse

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7

Text — Psalm 19:7-11


God has made man perfectly. He made him the head of all He created. He has put in him all he needs to be creative and guided safely through life: the eyes to see, the ears to hear, the mouth to express himself, the mind to think and the heart to perceive and take decisions. From time to time however some situations may seem confusing, threatening or tempting such that the mind cannot think through to a solution. What is the way out then in this kind of situation? Some people have advised “Follow your heart.” While it is true that naturally, man can by instinct or inner voice find solution or direction in some of life’s tough or confusing situations. This does not work however for every life situation or challenges.

For example, there is no way a drug addict can get free from his addiction by following his heart because the heart is already fixed to choose drugs. Our Bible passage shows that a mind corrupted by sin needs conversion. It is the law and testimony of the Lord that can reprogram the mind from corruption of sin. True joy and power to live a godly life is in the word of God. The counsel the Bible gives is sure and unfailing. God’s word cannot go wrong. It is “righteous and true altogether.” God’s word cannot be replaced by earthly wealth and pleasure. Therefore, you must love it, seek it, hide it in your heart and let its instruction guide your life.

Further Reading

Psalm 119:8-12

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to rely always on Your word (the Bible) as my perfect guide through life.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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