Who are you following?

Be mindful of who or what you’re following. You’ve heard these sayings, “Follow your heart.” “Follow your dreams.” An influencer may say, “Follow me on social media.” All too often we’re so busy following other people or our own desires, that we fail to realize that anything (including our own desires) that we seek or follow more than we follow God, is a recipe for disaster, and let me tell you why. We were all born with a talent. The talent that God gifted us with is supposed to be used to glorify Him. That’s our gift back to Him. But what happens when you focus on the talent, more than He who equipped you with the talent? You begin to follow your dreams first, instead of following Christ. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” People, we should be looking to God first, and our dreams will follow us. God will lead us to our destiny. We shouldn’t be out here looking to people, things or ourselves to fulfill our God given destiny. We should be looking to God. Looking to anything or anyone other than God will cause us to use our gifts for the wrong things. We’ll be out here using our God given talents for self gratification and vain glory. You know what else will happen? When you follow people and not God first, you give them the power to dictate how you use your talent. Which is why, if you do your research, many people in Pop culture aren’t happy. They feel like they can’t be who they are, they have to be their labels “image” of who they are. Don’t sell yourself short folks. Follow God, and everything else in life will follow you. You won’t have to seek these things first. God will lead you to these things. Blessings will be added unto you. And another thing, don’t follow your heart, unless you’ve first asked God to speak to it, and I’m going to tell you why. Because the heart can be deceptive. After all, your heart is yours, and it’s going to want what it wants naturally… Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Have you ever followed your heart and fell in love with someone you know darn well wasn’t right for you… but, your heart said give that person a chance? Then what you thought was love, ended in heartbreak? That’s because the heart wants you to do what feels right, but doing what we feel is right and doing what God says is right are two different things. A lot of times our right is tied to our own motives. God’s right, which is THE RIGHT WAY, will have us living with purpose, which means our life will be fruitful, because we’re looking to Him. Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Don’t look to people to put you on, God will put you on, and He will connect you to the right people. Don’t look to the things of this world, because the things of this world don’t make you, the Word of God does! Don’t look to yourself, because there’s only so much you can do, and not only that but selfishness separates us from God, we can’t love or live the life God intended for us to live if we’re selfish. So, in conclusion, follow God FIRST, and your dreams (the desires of your heart) will follow you. ❤️

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