A recent sermon here in Dallas suggested that our hearts are like a broken GPS, and following your heart every time is not the right thing to do.
Have you ever used your phone to navigate to a new destination? Odds are you’ve been in a situation where the GPS is telling you to take a certain exit but that exit no longer exists. Or maybe the GPS says you’ve arrived but you know this is not the right place. It’s incredibly frustrating. You relied on the phone’s GPS, those instructions, and now you’re lost. I’ve done the same with my heart. I listened to and then followed my heart only to end up running around in circles for far too long trying to find my way back to the main road.
You must follow the desires of God’s heart, not your own. You must live by his teachings. Follow his advice.
The sermon reminded me that no matter what your situation is, no matter what you’re stuck in, there is a way out. There’s a path towards freedom and that is Jesus. Then when you get stuck again, he’ll be there to help you out.