Search me, God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
I’m sure you have heard of the statement “follow your heart,” it’s a motto that many are encouraged to live by. The problem with this statement is that our hearts can be deceiving at times. Our hearts can lead us into temptations or actions that may harm us or others. Anything that we feel or think whether good or bad comes from our heart and we should always be aware of this. This is why we need to pray to the Lord for Him to reveal to us our thoughts and intentions as well as make known the areas where we are hurting and broken inside.
Our hearts can keep us from living the life God intended for us. The Lord can not guide or help us if our hearts are in the wrong place. God is far more concerned with first fixing our hearts than he is with other things in our lives. He hates that our hearts are opposed to Him and that we long to live our lives in sin separated from Him. God’s foremost desire is that we would repent and come to Him through Christ to receive new hearts that love and adore Him. Always remember that our sins separate us from God which is why Jesus sacrificed His life for us so that He can pay the price for them.
We are only able to have a relationship with the Lord when our hearts are changed. So keep praying for the Lord to reveal and change your heart and you will begin to see and feel the changes the Lord makes in your life. The Lord has big plans for you, trust that He knows what’s best. God Bless You!