Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feelings

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 7:50 AM
This morning I woke up and did not feel like exercising. It wasn't that I didn't sleep well, or enough. My baby slept through the night (as a matter of fact, she's not up yet) and I didn't roll out of bed until 7. Yesterday I got up at 4. I guess my body was playing catch up. Anyway, despite a full night's sleep, I wanted nothing more than to pick up the book I'm reading, put on a pot of coffee (decaf for me) and curl up in the quiet that is so rare in my house. More than that, though, I want to lose this last 20 pounds from baby number # (who's 10 months old now.) So, I got up, put my exercise clothes on, turned on the news, and got started. I am so glad I did!

I feel better, I know I've gotten my metabolism going for the day, and I'm updated on the news (especially glad to see the precious little girl in Florida was found - and the rescuer was directed by God. What a testimony to His grace!)

Have you ever noticed that your feelings change often. And often lie to you? The Bible study I'm currently doing (Beth Moore's A Heart Like His) talked about sin this past week, and about how the heart lies. On scripture we talked about is Jeremiah 17:9 - "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" Who can understand it? It seems to change like the direction and force of wind.

Would you trust a friend who changed their mind and told you something different every day? Or even several times in one day? Or in a few minutes? I certainly wouldn't. Why, then, do we trust our hearts? Why is the prevailing feeling in our society: "Follow your heart"? Idon't know about you, but if I followed my heart everywhere it tried to lead me, I'd be led to destruction every time. I don't trust myself, or my feelings. They don't always have my best interest at heart. Generally, our feelings are most interested in what feels good for the moment, not taking into account the consequences or long term results of making a heartfelt decision.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feelings

This morning I woke up and did not feel like exercising. It wasn't that I didn't sleep well, or enough. My baby slept through the night (as a matter of fact, she's not up yet) and I didn't roll out of bed until 7. Yesterday I got up at 4. I guess my body was playing catch up. Anyway, despite a full night's sleep, I wanted nothing more than to pick up the book I'm reading, put on a pot of coffee (decaf for me) and curl up in the quiet that is so rare in my house. More than that, though, I want to lose this last 20 pounds from baby number # (who's 10 months old now.) So, I got up, put my exercise clothes on, turned on the news, and got started. I am so glad I did!

I feel better, I know I've gotten my metabolism going for the day, and I'm updated on the news (especially glad to see the precious little girl in Florida was found - and the rescuer was directed by God. What a testimony to His grace!)

Have you ever noticed that your feelings change often. And often lie to you? The Bible study I'm currently doing (Beth Moore's A Heart Like His) talked about sin this past week, and about how the heart lies. On scripture we talked about is Jeremiah 17:9 - "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" Who can understand it? It seems to change like the direction and force of wind.

Would you trust a friend who changed their mind and told you something different every day? Or even several times in one day? Or in a few minutes? I certainly wouldn't. Why, then, do we trust our hearts? Why is the prevailing feeling in our society: "Follow your heart"? Idon't know about you, but if I followed my heart everywhere it tried to lead me, I'd be led to destruction every time. I don't trust myself, or my feelings. They don't always have my best interest at heart. Generally, our feelings are most interested in what feels good for the moment, not taking into account the consequences or long term results of making a heartfelt decision.

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