Some books reach right into your heart, pressing on tender spots tucked out of sight. Currently, I’m reading a brand new devotional from one of my favorite authors, Holley Gerth. As I read, I find myself each chapter. Did You Know You’re Already Amazing: 30 Truths to Set Your Heart Free, is Holley’s devotional companion to You’re Already Amazing.
My thoughts scramble like a herd of cats in my head, each one going a different direction. Too late, I realize I’m half-listening to those around me. We listen to the conversations around us and we listen to the rattle of the words in our heads. Overcome three problems of careless listening.
Feelings are powerful. Convincing. Enticing.But they are not truth.
Feelings sometimes shout and sometimes whisper, as they bully and badger, making us believe they carry truth.
Sometimes we feel as if we need to change All. The. Things. and stat! But real change, deep-down-in-your-soul change… that happens slowly, on purpose, over time. The good news is that it is often kick started with one small shift.
Feelings are not true or false. They are responders and messengers. They just are. We have a choice in what we believe. We can accept feelings as facts or we can hold fast to truth.
Truth’s for your soul today.
In the moment, truth can be no further away than the nearest feeling barging into our thoughts.
Feelings are powerful.
But they are not truth.