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Archive for February 13, 2012

Organizing the Inside – Day 163 My Heart and Head Just Don’t Agree

Let me explain further. Live your life as your spiritual nature directs you. Then you will never follow through on what your corrupt nature wants. ~Galatians 5:16

What do you do when your heart and head simply don’t agree?
Have you ever felt something so strongly in your heart, but found that it made absolutely no sense considering your present circumstances? Or maybe it made sense but the leap of faith it would require made your stomach flutter? You know what your heart is telling you to do and if you said it aloud people would think you must have lost your mind. You ponder the desires of your heart and sometimes wish they would go away. Seeming far too impractical and an escape from safe living, you stuff them down in a backpack full of unrealized dreams. Sometimes you can only manage to write about what’s in your heart because the reality you’re stuck with is your head is telling you never to speak of it again. Never share this unreasonable heart vision with another soul because they likely won’t understand, can’t understand; because after-all it’s not in your head it’s only in your heart. You put it down on paper hoping this will preserve the life of what’s in your heart. You think it’s easier this way so that you can then go back to the uncomplicated way things were. Maybe you can refer back to it when you’re feeling braver, someday.

Now your head hurts.
Today you couldn’t help yourself and decided to brush the dust off that thing that never really left you anyway. You’d preserved it in writing and tears flow as you read it again. Images of you pursuing your passions ignite in your mind and your imagination soars with possibilities. Yet, the struggle is still there, between your heart and your head. So you’ve tried to reason all the impossibilities to save yourself from disappointment. What-ifs run throughout your mind giving you a headache from the worry and anxiety. Perhaps you’re thinking I knew this was there, and it feels so right, so exciting yet calming at the same time. But what do I do? You begin to question all that you knew to be true. The cat, the dog, the house is any of this real? Now confusion has set in because your heart is telling you one thing, but your head keeps getting in the way.

10 Things You Can Do to Reconcile Your Heart and Your Head

  • Don’t quiet your inner voice. Allow the thoughts of fulfilling your heart’s desire to flow freely. Believe that God wants to give you the desires of your heart. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
  • Read the Word for definite direction. Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
  • Apply the Word where it hurts. If your head hurts find scripture that you can apply to your specific situation. His word can penetrate our thoughts and correct them if we meditate on it. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
  • If you’ve written your dreams you’ve done well. And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. Habakkuk 2:2
  • Now take your writings and heart before the throne of God. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16
  • Learn to discern between what is God’s voice and the practical thoughts in your head. So let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.
    Job 34:4
  • Listen carefully and God will continue to speak to you about the matter. Be open even if it doesn’t seem logical. My sheep respond to my voice, and I know who they are. They follow me…  John 10:27
  • Trust God and don’t rely on what you think you know. Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
  • Believe that the Holy Spirit will lead you into all truths. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.
    John 14:17
  • Remember God is a finisher. Don’t give up on what’s in your heart unless God tells you it’s finished.  And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6