One great mistake some people make is to trust their feelings. I am sure you have heard people making statements like; “I trust my feelings;” “I am following my heart.” It is a mistake because feelings come and go and we can easily be deceived by our feelings.Therefore, we must not allow feelings to lead us. In the words of Robert AuBuchon,”Emotions don’t make a good engine. They only make a good caboose.”
Proverbs 28:26 says, “He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but who so walks wisely, he shall be delivered.” Jerry Flury has this to say, “A feeling is an internal sensation or emotion. It is an involuntary response to a mental or physical stimulus. Since feelings are involuntary, they are neither right nor wrong. They just are. However, what we do about our feelings are right or wrong, good or bad. Too often the actions we take and how we deal with our feelings is wrong.”
Adeboye describe how musicians work on people’s feelings, “At parties, the musicians come round and they begin to collect your name and some little, little details, many at times, I am talking of Lagos in the olden days, things might have changed now; you go to these party with a borrowed dress, so that you will appear big, all your salary is in your pocket.
Now the time comes and the musicians begin to sing and they begin to take you one by one, they mentioned your name, and they begin to call you things that it is not even yours. So they begin to call you managing director, when you are a messenger; when you have no job, they call you emergency contractor, and so on. And as they begin to call you names, things that you are not, your head will begin to swell.
And then you get up, now as you get up, something deep within you begins to warn you, where are you going? I am going to spray the musician that is the only money you have, you borrowed the money. But the musicians keep on calling you and you tell the voice shut up, when we get home we will sought that out. So you came to the party with all your salary, you go home with nothing. Now that is you!”
On the other hand, there are some people who do not have feelings, they ignore whatever their feelings dictate to them. In Acts 24:24-25, we read, “when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, ’Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.”
Felix had feelings but his logic, his reasoned about the word that Paul spoke, made him afraid and that was why he did not accept Christ. May Christ lead us, in Jesus Name…