Let your heart determine your destination, and you mind shall carry you there.(Anonymous)

We see or read a lot about people being advised to “follow your heart.” In our culture we tend to think of the heart as the center of our emotions, and we often make decisions on the basis of how we feel. Feelings are important, of course, but if we don’t engage our mind in making decisions, we may fall short of the destination we were feeling good about.

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)