Living From Your Heart

You can trust your heart because you have become a partaker of the divine nature. Learning to trust your heart will progress in direct proportion to choosing to believe this truth.

 

A young student once approached Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and said, “I wouldRed-Heart-on-Piano-Beautiful-Love-Wallpaper like to write a concerto. Can you help me?”

“You’re too young,” Mozart told him, “wait a few years.”

“But is it not true that you were composing music when you were just seven or eight?” the student persisted.

“Yes,” answered Mozart, “but I didn’t have to ask anybody how.”

People often recognize what is within their heart at an early age. It takes a jaded adult perspective to strip a child of the simple faith to believe that he can be an astronaut or inventor or even President. Children have no trouble trusting that their heart will tell them the truth. Maybe that is part of the reason why Jesus said we must become like a little child to live in God’s kingdom.

To recognize what is in your own heart is a major step in fulfilling the plan your Father has for your life.  Once a person has the capacity to know what is in his heart and, along with that knowledge, possesses a childlike faith to trust His heart, his realm of possibilities multiply exponentially. Your dreams and core desires aren’t silly. They never were. They have been divinely placed within you. They aren’t coincidental, but have been joined together by Divine Design.

To live from the heart is to reconnect with your core desires that have been deposited within you. In rediscovering your heart you’re likely to learn that your gifts and abilities align perfectly with those desires. After all, a loving God who has a master plan for your life has created you.

Living from the heart is different than living from the head. Our minds rationalize, scrutinize and analyze to determine whether or not our dreams are possible. The mind considers the external factors related to the situation and decides whether or not to pursue the course based on what it perceives to be the probability of a successful outcome. The heart knows no such boundaries, but challenges us to reach beyond natural limitations as if there were no limits to what might be done.

To successfully integrate your faith into your daily lifestyle, it is necessary to learn to trust your heart again, as you did when you were a child. Your mind certainly isn’t an enemy of your heart, but in a world where we have been programmed to believe that reason alone reigns, it is important to once again lay hold of the dreams of your heart and realize that you can trust what you discover there.

How do you recognize the dreams of your heart? The answer is closely related to understanding what moves you, what matters most to you. Do you want to rediscover your heart?  You can find it by identifying the things you value most in life. Your heart isn’t interested in becoming rich, but in becoming real – to live from your authentic self. It is what matters most, not what pays most that captures the heart.

One highly successful man said to me, “I can make money, but what I really want is to make a difference.” That man was speaking from his heart. The well-known statement about having climbed the ladder to the top only to discover it was against the wrong wall describes an all too common situation for many people.  We know instinctively that we were created for a higher calling in the workplace than simply to gain prestige, power and possessions. Blaise Pascal said in the seventeenth century, “the heart has reasons of which reason knows nothing.”

You can trust your heart because you have become a partaker of the divine nature. Learning to trust your heart will progress in direct proportion to choosing to believe this truth.

Live boldly and confidently, knowing that the One who has begun a good work in you will finish what He has started. Your role is to trust your heart. His role is to see to it that the mission to which you have been appointed is discovered and fulfilled.

 

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