"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered."
Wow. Talk about direct opposition to the ways of the world. :) how often do we hear, or see portrayed in the latest hollywood film... "trust your heart," "follow your heart," or something similar? And here is the answer... :) Don't follow your heart. Don't trust your heart. Follow God. After you trust in the Lord with all your might mind and strength, and after your heart is changed and dedicated to him, then following your heart could be less disastrous... but sincerely, our hearts get us into ALL kinds of trouble. Plus, they get broken and stomped on rather often. That's why trusting your heart to God is much safer, long-term. :)
Emotions are a good thing... but like so many other good things, if used unwisely they can destroy you. Let's try thinking in addition to feeling... and *always* try praying. If we walk wisely, then we'll be okay. Plus... as has been promised, if we put God first, then everything else will come. Putting God first is the way to get to ANY righteous goal. Leaving him out of the equation never works.