Learn More About Emotions…
Your feelings are like a caboose on a train. Feelings need to follow the leading of the engine (intellect), not emotions (the caboose). The leading needs to be the intellect. God gives each of us a brain to make wise choices, and from those wise choices comes good emotions and contentment when we follow God’s will. But if we allow our emotions to lead us, we often get derailed and crash.
When people allow their feeling to run the train, very often it leads to a derailment because of lack of wisdom. God had taught us in his word. 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. Bottom line, keep your emotions under control of your intellect and keep following God in your everyday life, for with prayer, God will give you your direction in life!
It has been said in our society to follow your heart, I encourage you to follow the Lord instead. When you follow your heart keep in mind 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 to not allow my emotions to control me, but rather follow Jesus Christ and His teaching from God’s word which has all the answers that we need in life. ~Bill Greguska
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 to not take offense at little things?
- What does the Bible say about forgiving yourself?
- What does the Bible say about managing/controlling emotions?
Emotions Are Gifts From God, How We Use Them Matters!
Keep In Mind:
- That your thoughts influence your feelings.
- Then your feelings will influence your actions.
- Finally, your actions will decide your direction.
View List of Different Types of Emotions From Psychology Today Perspective
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” are what is important. For example, it says in the Bible that we should not allow the sun to go down on our anger. I’m not saying anger is evil, but that we need to be in control of 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.
When we harbor hatred in our hearts, there is not any room for love. 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 your life in general.
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 and wants to hurt God by harming us. Since we are at war with Satan, we need to use our intelligence rather than our emotions. Get into God’s word and use it as a shield to fight. Always keeping the wisdom of God in control over our feelings, because our feeling 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 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
Ephesians 6:10-17 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.
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Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. ~ Zig Ziglar
Psalm 13:5-6 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.