“Follow Your Heart”
Proverbs 28:26 “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”
Disney really made it popular to “follow your heart and your dreams”. Ever since Cinderella’s “When You Wish Upon A Star”, Disney’s catch phrase has been “follow your heart,” and other children’s/family movies have followed suit. But God reveals, “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool”! How can any of us “follow your heart” when Jer. 17:9 reveals, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” You cannot trust a heart that deceives even the bearer of that heart! Parents, you absolutely should not allow this philosophy to enter into your child’s ears and heart.
Proverbs 19:27 “Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.”
Do not allow any book, cartoon, video game, TV show, movie, or toy with this errant “instruction” to influence your child’s precious, simple mind. God commands, “Cease” and desist. What does this mean? Disney must go. Since they are engineered by unsaved people, Disney and most other “family” shows ignore the reality and necessity of Christ’s life to guide us, make us “good”, and empower us. Instead they emphasize self-discovery, self-empowerment, self-pursuit, and self-guidance. “Follow your heart and your dreams.” “Be yourself.” “Do what you do best.” “Girl power.” Paul warned the end times would be this way, and told us to get far away from these type of influences.
II Timothy 3:5 “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
Disney and other “family friendly” shows may (“have a form of godliness”) look “good” and teach “moral” principles, but they deny the very power (Christ’s) necessary to save us from our sins and empower us to true godliness and morality. As such, God commands, “turn away.”
Dear reader, if you have anything in your home or your child’s possession that teaches them to “follow your heart” or has morality without Jesus, you need to “cease”, throw it away and “turn away”. That is not my counsel. That is God’s. Replace it with Christian materials that focus on the grace of Jesus for true godliness.