I heard Michelle Obama speak today in Nashville at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet School graduation. She said:
“You can only find your passion by looking inside yourself and that’s hard work.” It’s the message of our society — follow your heart.
However, when I honestly look inside myself I see what the Bible calls a heart that is “desperately wicked.” When I sincerely look inside myself, I see a rebel driven by personal desire and pleasure, who given harmful life-shaping circumstances could do anything wrongful that any other human being has done; who will self-destruct and/or hurt others if not restrained by law, threat of punishment, conscience, fear of negative consequences, respect for others, and self-discipline; but most of all by intimate surrender of my will to our Creator.
Fact is, our passions and desires can be (and often are) morally wrong. Perhaps we would be better off looking to God and His Word and obeying Him rather than our own desires.
So, how wicked is the human heart? ABC News reported tonight that Americans steal $50,000,000,000.00 worth of office supplies from their employers every year.
Intel, also, uses the slogan “Look inside.” So, what do you see when you honestly look inside your own heart?