The world’s advice is to follow your heart. The Word’s advice is to follow Christ. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9) Yet Christ never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone.(1 Peter 2:22) If your heart’s desires don’t line up with the word, hand them over to God. It’s sometimes hard to fathom that freedom and abundant life come through denying things that promise to give us just that. However those things that we often believe will set us free, are really prison cells that prevent us from true freedom. Just like an inmate is unable to walk across the street due to the prison gates, those enslaved by sin cannot walk into the fullness of God’s plan for their life. They are limited by their lack of limits. Lead astray by the wrong leader. Create in us clean hearts oh God, and renew a steadfast Spirit in us as we make the choice to deny ourselves and to follow you!