Saturday, September 8, 2012

It Is Not About Feelings

Follow your heart! Do whatever your heart tells you to do! 
Live in the moment!
You can do it. Believe that you can and you will succeed! 
Believe in yourself! 
It is your life! Live it! Don't let anybody tell you what to do!
Think positive!
Follow your dreams!
You are valuable! You are worthy!
You are loved!

I am sure that you have all heard these sentences. You have read them. You have used them. This is what you have often been told. 

Time passes by. You follow your heart. You follow your dreams. And your dreams are shattered or prove to be a mere disappointment.You reach where you wanted to and you are not satisfied. You believe that we can do something and you fail. You try to think positive, but you end up miserable and discouraged. You marry the one you love, but a few months or years down the road you sign the divorce papers. No more love left in your hearts. 

Why? Why is it that you follow your heart, but end up miserable and unfulfilled? Why is it that you do what you want to do, and at the end of the day you are empty, you are not satisfied? Why is it that you believe that you can do it and you fail? Why are you getting discouraged even though you try to think positive? Why is the well of love drying up when it seemed so full in the beginning?

Friends, it is not about following our hearts. When we follow our hearts, heartbreak is our portion. It is about following His heart, following His thoughts of peace and not of evil so that we can have a future and a hope. (Jer. 29:11) 

It is not about living in the moment. It is about living while having in mind a greater purpose than enjoying ourselves here and now. It is about living in the light of eternity and preparing for it.  We are not our own. We have been bought with a price and we are waiting for a new heaven and a new earth. (1 Cor. 6:19, 20, 2 Petru 3:13)

It is not about us and what we can do. It is about Him and what He can do through us. Yes, we can do all things, but only through Christ who strengthens us. (Phil. 4:13) We are weak, but His power can be made perfect in our weakness. (2 Cor. 12:9) His strength is perfect when our strength is gone. 

It is not about believing is us, but believing in Him. Believing that He is God and there is nothing too hard for Him. (Jer. 32:27, Job 42:2)

It is not about thinking positive, but about praising Him and being thankful for what He has done and will do for us. (Col 3:15) It is about coming to Him with our petitions and also with our thanks knowing that He is going to give us what is best. (Phil. 4:6)

It is not about living our lives, because this is not our life, but His. He gave it to us to glorify Him. We need to be crucified with Him and allow Him to live in us. (Gal. 2:20)

It is not about our value and worthiness. We have no value. We are not worthy. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) We are weak and we are frail. (2 Cor.12:9) But God made Him sin for us that we may become God's righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21) We are His children, He died for us and this is what gives us value and makes us partakers of His glory. (Romans 8:17) It is His glory and value, not ours.

It is not about our love and promises. It is about His love and promises to us. It is about His love in our heart. We can love Him only because His first loved us. (1 Ioan 4:19) Our love for our fellow men is proportionate to our love for Him. (1 John 4:8)

So, you see, it is not about us and what we can do. It is not about our feelings. Feelings are tricky. It is about a few certainties. We have a deceitful heart. We have no power. We are weak. We have no value. We stumble and fall. We cannot love.

So, it is all about opening wide the doors of our heart and allowing Him to dream for us. It is about surrendering our desires and asking Him take us where He wants us to be. It is about being crucified with Him and allowing Him to live within us. It is about pursuing something much greater than the pleasure of the moment. It is about searching for more than accomplishment, pleasure, titles, honor and glory on this earth. It is about eternity. It is about His love! It is all about Him.

Follow His heart! Do whatever He tells you to do! 
Live for eternity!
He can do it. Believe that He can and trust Him! 
Believe in Him! 
It is His life! Live it! Let Him tell you what to do!
Give thanks!
Follow His dreams!
He are worthy!
He loves you!


  1. I love your post, Raluca. The verses in Phil. 4:13 and the one following, in Col. reminded me of the song "His strength is Perfect" " His strength is perfect when our strength is gone"...beautiful song.I am realizing more and more that life is not about me, my dreams, my desires, but life is all about Him, the Son of God who gave Himself for me...We cannot have peace unless we yield ourselves entirely to God.

  2. Thank you Raluca for the post and songs. That's altogether beautiful. Blessings!