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Faith > Feelings

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Have you ever had the feeling that something was so very, very right, but then when you did it, it ended up being so very, very wrong? 

Proverbs 28:26 “Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.” 

In other words, don’t rely on an impression because an impression, most of the time, is just an impression. Feelings aren’t facts. You may feel it, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.

I'm not saying that you should always dismiss your feelings, but sometimes feelings are just feelings. You can allow yourself to feel them, but it doesn’t mean you should be led or controlled by them.   

You need something far more reliable than feelings to base your life, your work, your career, your family and everything else on.

When I’m going to make a decision, in any area of my life – a decision with my family, a decision with my kids, a decision with my work, a decision with my education, with my money, with anything, I want to ask first, what does God say? Before you do anything else you get God’s perspective.  

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7 NLT).

If you want to experience fewer dead ends and failures in your life, you need to hear what Proverbs 3:5-7 tells us: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil” (NLT).

If you really want God’s blessing on your life, you have to depend on God’s wisdom and not what your feelings say or what your gut says. Trust in the Lord and not on your own understanding.

So how do you get God’s wisdom?

You pray. You talk to God, and you let him talk to you by reading the Bible. That’s how you get God’s wisdom. 

Look at what God has said in his Word, instead of trusting your own feelings or looking for a sign. Faith over feelings.