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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

follow your...heart?

"just follow your heart" "be true to yourself" "have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. they already know what you truly want to become" <--what does that even mean?! how many times have we heard these quotes? seen them slapped across a pretty photo or t-shirt? heard them used in inspirational speeches? but have we ever stopped to think about what they MEAN?! our culture is so confused. we think that we can simply "follow our hearts" and trust them to guide us to happier, better things. i think that simply is not so. the Bible tells us that the heart is actually pretty wicked. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD. 2 Chron. 12:24 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery... Mark 7:21 however, i know our hearts aren't ALL bad. i truly believe that God loves to bless us and see us happy. the Bible also says that God will give us the desires of our heart, but there IS a catch... Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 delight yourself in the Lord... when i got into this business i began to learn a LOT about dreaming big and visualizing the future. i struggled a lot with this for a while because i really wanted my dreams and hopes to be in line with what God had for my life. i didn't want my dreams to be self-centered or materialistic. so i did a ton of soul searching and spent a lot of time in prayer, seeking God's will for my life. i think it's important to take the dreams in our hearts and line them up with God's word. if they reflect them, then i'm pretty certain he placed them there. if not, then maybe that particular dream needs to go. here are some of mine... *foster children and eventually adopt *have a large home and lots of land that we can share with those we love *help start up orphanages *start a charter school *travel this beautiful world helping people learn about God and enabling them to live safe, healthy lives! i know that these dreams require MONEY. i know that they require God opening doors and providing. i believe that He has given be Beachbody as a vehicle to help make it all happen. don't just mindlessly follow your heart, using that as an excuse to do what YOU want to do. submit your dreams and hopes to the Lord and stay close to Him. He will honor that commitment in ways you cannot even imagine!

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