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Emotions are a beautiful thing that can bring so much depth to our lives. They’re not inherently good or bad, but it’s important to remember that the behaviors we exhibit as a result of our emotions can be either constructive or destructive. When we act out of love, joy, and peace towards others and ourselves, it has the power to brighten someone’s day and leave us feeling fulfilled. However, when we allow negative emotions like anger or jealousy to control us, they can harm both ourselves and those around us.
It’s comforting to know that all emotions come and go – even the tough ones – but ultimately they must be held accountable by God. Let God’s word guide you in checking your emotions before acting on them blindly. Remember: your feelings aren’t meant to rule over you; rather they should serve as markers for deeper truths about yourself that need attention! ~ Bill Greguska
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Here Are Some Helpful Links:
- Does the Bible instruct us to forgive and forget?
- How can I forgive those who sin against me?
- How can I learn not to take offense at little things?
- What does the Bible say about forgiving yourself?
- What does the Bible say about managing/controlling emotions?
THE FIVE TYPES OF TEMPERAMENTS PEOPLE HAVE:
oriented. You have a laid-back approach to life, and you make friends quickly. The Phlegmatic does not fear
rejection and can handle unaffectionate and hostile people. Because of the phlegmatic need for
peace, they tend to handle difficult people in one of two ways: They will either confront gently to bring
resolution or stick their head in the sand and hope the problem goes away.
supine, you are a giver but not entirely selfless—you need recognition. You often say yes when
you prefer to say no. Supine struggle with feeling inferior to others, so when it comes to dealing with
difficult people, they often get run over and taken advantage of.
sanguine, you love to talk to people. You often speak impulsively and dominate conversations.
Sanguine have difficulty dealing with people who challenge them to slow down and be
disciplined. They are frequently so optimistic that they forget why they were upset with someone.
very private person. You demand truth, order, and reliability. Melancholies like people but too much time
in the company of others drains them. This is seriously exacerbated when dealing with difficult people.
Melancholy people will typically get angry in their mind and, when pushed to the limit, will explode, then
regret it, leaving the difficult person not taking responsibility for their end of the problem.
consider choleric to be difficult people. However, they are a very focused and driven temperament that
is not swayed by the emotions of others. They also have a tough time dealing with needy,
Keep In Mind:
- Thoughts influence your feelings.
- Feelings will influence your actions.
- Actions will decide your direction.
View A List of Different Types of Emotions From Psychology Today’s Perspective
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Turning Your Emotions And Feelings Into Faith!
Are Your Emotions Pretty Stable?
Your feelings are like a caboose on a train. Feelings must follow the engine (intellect), not emotions (the caboose). The leading needs to be the intellect. God gives us a brain to make wise choices, and from those wise choices come good emotions and contentment when we follow God’s will. But if we allow our feelings to lead us, we often get derailed and crash. People often let their feelings run the train, which leads to derailment because of a lack of wisdom. God had taught us in his word. Bottom line, keep your emotions under the control of your intellect and follow God in your everyday life, for with prayer, God will give you your direction in life!
It has been said to follow your heart; I encourage you to follow the Lord instead. When you follow your heart, remember what it says in Jeremiah 17:9 . The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? For these reasons and many other reasons. I choose not to allow my emotions to control me but instead follow Jesus Christ and His teaching from God’s word, which has all the answers we need. ~Bill Greguska
There Are Five Different Basic Temperaments:
Each temperament is broken down into three categories. So while it’s impossible to determine your exact character in each category without a complete analysis, you may see yourself in one of these overviews.
Are Your Emotions Healthy?
Emotions Need To Be Kept In Check!
Feelings we have are not necessarily right or wrong, good or bad. But what we do with some of our so-called “feelings” is essential. For example, in the Bible, we should not allow the sun to go down on our anger.
I’m not saying anger is evil, but we need to control all our negative emotions, such as anger. God’s word also says in Proverbs 29:11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
There is no room for love when we harbor hatred in our hearts. Keeping our negative emotions in control can be impossible to do on our own. That’s where prayer and Christian fellowship with others come in. Negative emotions can do a ton of damage, not only in relationships but also in your life.
Satan Never Rests!
Satan tries to confuse us, tempt us, lie to us, steal from us, kill us, and ultimately destroy us. Because Satan hates God, he wants to hurt God by harming us. Since we are at war with Satan, we need to use our intelligence rather than emotions.
Always use God’s word as a shield to fight and also his word as a sword. Always keep God’s wisdom, God in control over our feelings because our belief is like shifting sands, which are not good at all to build upon.
It says in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have the divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Don’t Let Your Emotions Fool You, Use The Armor Of God!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and, after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 29:11 ESV
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Romans 12:15 ESV
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Proverbs 15:13 ESV
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart, the spirit is crushed.
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