I talk to so many people who are waiting on a burning bush experience before they move forward with an idea or dream. With the best intentions, they want to make sure what they are doing is God’s “will” for their life. They keep waiting for some sign…maybe a writing in the sky…a letter from God…or certainly some definite “sign” that this is God’s plan for them.
I also know pastors who are afraid to let people “follow their heart”. Anytime I post about following a dream some well-meaning person challenges me that following the heart is dangerous.
Can you trust your heart apart from Christ? You better not. Could we misunderstand God’s will? Absolutely. Could we move in a wrong direction? Of course. But, telling people not to follow their heart?
I’m not sure that’s the right approach.
God didn’t make us a robot.
If your heart is closely following Christ…
If your desire is to please Him…
If you aren’t being convicted otherwise…
You don’t have to sit on the sidelines and let the world pass you by.
God is creative, and He’s made you creative as a part of His image.
I’d rather tell people to get their heart close enough to hear Christ…then go!
- Check your heart
- Continue to check your heart
- Check your motivation
- Continue to check your motivation
If it’s not sinful…if the Bible doesn’t specifically address your issue…if you don’t have any sense God is telling you otherwise…if what you are doing is good and honorable…if it is helpful to others, or…if it is in line with the direction and experience you’ve had in life…
Give God all the glory…
But quit sitting on the sidelines and follow your heart.
Have you been waiting for a “sign”?