Trust your feelings. Follow your heart. Listen to your instincts. Good advice, right? It’s popular advice, at least, and when your instincts are going off like a car alarm telling you to run, hide, get out, etc., well, by all means listen. That’s what God designed your instincts to do. But, when your heart tells you, “This feels right so it must be right,” seek a second opinion!
Maybe you’ll discover your feelings were right all along. On the other hand, the prisons (and graveyards) are full of folks who followed their hearts into what seemed right at the time, but wasn’t right. Can’t relate to the jail or cemetery thing? Well, a lot of us have followed our hearts into something that felt right, but ended up breaking them. God gave you emotions for a reason, and emotion is good, but it is not meant to be the reason why you do things. Reason is. Logic. Emotion is designed to follow reason and help you do the right thing with feeling. You have to put good, plain old sense first, let it tell you how you ought to feel, and then let your feelings catch up. Otherwise you’ll just end up hurt, or worse!