The world tells us that our feelings are more important than faith. That we should listen to our heart and follow where it leads. That what we’re passionate about is what we are meant to be and do in this life. That we deserve to have what we desire, if we want it with all our hearts. That truth is relative and we can bend it to suit us.
This thinking has crept into the church too - exactly as the devil planned to bring it in to lead the children of God astray. This isn’t something new - he did it to Eve and he is still trying to do it to us every chance he gets. Our only defense is to know THE truth, not “our own” truth:
“for we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
““The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked” Jeremiah 17:9
“It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.” Ephesians 2:1-6