Following your heart is a popular, but unwise, way to make decisions.
Although our feelings are real, they may not represent reality. And even if what we feel does have some connection to reality, it is never all of reality.
God offers a better way.
A Bad Idea: Follow Your Heart
We see life from a limited perspective, so we need to resist the assumption that because we feel something strongly, it’s true.
When God the Father spun the earth into orbit millennia ago, He knew we would need a guide to lead us through the deceptions of Satan and the maze of our feelings. Obedience is that guide.
Anything else is a bad idea—and terribly disappointing.
A Better Guide
If we could see life from God’s perspective, we would realize that the obedient way is the best way—not just the moral way, but the best way (the two are always the same, but it still helps to say so). The obedient path is the life we want because it always follows the big picture God sees.
I echo Paul’s concern when he wrote:
I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. —2 Corinthians 11:3