a tug at the heartstrings

 “When God tugs on your heart, follow it don’t over analyze it.” – Joel Hunter, Northland Church

Every Sunday Jeremie, Avery and I join online worship in our living room, live streaming from Northland Church in Orlando, FL.

A couple of weeks ago pastor Joel Hunter said something that has been on my mind and I wanted to share. (watch the entire service here) You know that feeling you get when you’re fishing and you get a tug…that’s the same feeling when God tugs on your heart. I know that I’ve felt it, the feeling is unmistakeable. You “know” that you must do something but you don’t know why. You know that its the right answer, even though everyone tells you its not. Have you ever ignored it? Or rationalized it to death? Or let someone talk you out of it? Or convinced yourself you aren’t good enough to do it? I have. I have more than once. I’ve done it in the past for all those reasons. It makes me sad to think that I missed little opportunities to see what God had planned for me because I was scared. Scared to fail, scared to not fit in, scared to stand for something.  FEAR. Fear is a nasty animal. Fear will control you in so many ways if you don’t call it out. I have been using the heart tug, fishing analogy for the past couple of weeks and it has been awesome! Its easy to act on a heart tug when you know that God is on your side. And its easy to sick to your decision and give it everything you have when you know you have nothing to be afraid of anymore.

Try it. I dare you.

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