"You can't always follow your heart, because your heart can be deceived. You have to lead your heart." When Michael shared this very simple, yet very powerful statement with Caleb in the Providence Films production titled Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron, it marked a pivotal moment for Caleb as he began a journey of faith in God and a heartfelt attempt to save his failing marriage.
Michael is right. The heart CAN be deceived. Wasn't Eve's heart deceived by the serpent? Wasn't Adam's as well? When we spend too much time analyzing how we feel about everything, how can we really make the best decisions for ourselves? When we "follow our hearts", aren't we really only serving ourselves, living to satisfy our own feelings and emotions?
That's the lesson Michael had to learn before he could really find out whether or not his marriage could be saved. If you haven't seen it yet, Fireproof is a well-spent two hours--even if your marriage is fireproof already.