Feelings can deceive.
MORNING THOUGHTS ☕️: I lettered and put this in my morning practice reel…but I’m still sitting here thinking about it so thought I’d share it and say a thing or two. I remember the exact moment the Lord whispered this to me. It was 2015. Around 4:30am. I was up because I was struggling. I mean…STRUG. L. ING. I was alllll up in my feelings…making a case around all of those feelings…making plans on what I should do next based on those feelings…when I heard this.
“I haven’t called you to follow how you feel…I’ve called you to follow MY word.”
It stopped me dead in my tracks.
I got still and re-focused from what I FELT to what God SAYS.
It shifted everything for me.
Y’all. Feelings can be indicators, yes. They can be very real…yes. The feelings these feelings make us feel are real…for sure.
But. Feelings can be like a runaway freight train and take us places we do NOT need to go. They can also be deceiving. They can make us feel justified to behave certain ways. They can make us say things we wouldn’t normally say. They can cause us to make poor decisions based off of something that may not be the TRUTH.
Take this one or throw it out…but as for me, I’m going to always default to what God says first. It’s worked out much better.