Worst Advice Ever Pt. 1 “Follow Your Heart”April 11, 2021
It sounds good, but is it?
Proverbs 3:5-7 The Passion Translation
5 Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart, rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. 6 Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. 7 Don’t think for a moment that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that’s wrong.
Jeremiah 17:9 The Message
9 “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out.
Matthew 15:19 Living Bible
19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, lying, and slander.
A Christian doesn’t follow their heart, but God’s heart.
- What’s some of the best and worst advice you’ve ever received?
- What do you think about this statement? A Christian doesn’t follow their heart, but God’s heart. Do you think this is good advice? Why or why not?
- Why do you think the Bible warns us so many times about our own hearts. Read these examples and share your thoughts.
- Jeremiah 17:9 The Message – 9 “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out.
- Matthew 15:19 Living Bible – 19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, lying, and slander.
- Share of a time when you followed your own heart to your own detriment. What happened? When you look back was there anything you were ignoring or justifying?
- Share of a time when God led you to do something that your own heart didn’t want to or was uncomfortable with. How did that turn out? What did you learn about God and yourself?
Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.
- Stop and take time to share prayer requests and pray for one another.
- Identify who or what your heart is leading you to. Maybe it’s something to buy or finance. Maybe it’s someone to date, marry, or place their trust in. Maybe you’re at a fork in the road and your heart is leading you down one path over another.
- Stop and talk with God about it first. Ask God, what is your heart about this decision, purchase, person, or opportunity? What is your opinion? What do you think? What do you think is best for my heart?