How Do You Feel About Your Feelings?
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We all have feelings, yet sometimes we do not guard our hearts because feelings can overwhelm us at times. Do you want to get more control over your feelings and emotions? Also, do you want to deal with others’ disturbing emotions without hurting them?
I appreciate what former head basketball coach John Wooden from UCLA basketball said: “Consider the rights of others before your feelings and the feelings of others before your rights.” God’s word has the answer to all of our questions about life and godliness. Our intellect is the train, and our feelings are the caboose, make sure you keep those two in the correct order. ~ Bill Greguska
Proverbs 29:11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
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1. Refrain From Comparing Yourself To Others.
When you compare yourself to others, it is like comparing your insides to someone else’s outward appearance, which in most cases, you will end up on the short end of the stick. Stay in your lane, and be sure you are doing your best. Appreciate the person God created you to be with your strengths and weaknesses.
2. Resist Entertaining Regrets of The Past.
Like my brother, Tom taught me years ago that if I did all I could do to make the situation the best I could, then turn the page and refuse to remain enslaved in remorse or bitterness. You can try to learn from the situation, then move on. You’ll be kept a prisoner in the memories if you don’t. Ask God to help you with letting the situation go.
3. Reflect On Negative Comments Others Say To You.
Others say that before you reject negative comments, be sure they are untruthful. Dismissing something true can be harmful and cause more problems. So be sure that what the critics are saying is not valid. If what they say has any truth, reflect on the fact, and apply them to your life to become a better person.
4. Redirect Unnecessary Drama Into Your Life.
People are people, and there will always be some drama in life. You want to avoid relationships if your efforts are not appreciated.
Also, the other person becomes less supportive and uplifting instead of less toxic. I am not saying to dump them off at the curb, but I am speaking to guard your heart and not allow them to drag you down emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually. Sometimes we need to put others on the back burner for a while. People have their issues, but sometimes their problems can be too overwhelming, and they might need spiritual or professional help.
5. Realize True Happiness Comes From God.
It doesn’t matter how much money you have or do not have in the bank or what title you may have in the world. External accomplishments can be excellent, but you will never find true happiness if you allow your happiness to depend upon external affirmation. True happiness begins with a good relationship with Jesus Christ and knowing His will for your life and how to accomplish it.
Do Our Feelings Sometimes Need Healing?
Feelings can be excellent, devastating, or somewhere in between. Feelings and emotions can be positive, or they can be overwhelming. Some people have thin skin, making it hard to control their feelings or emotions. We need to be able to handle our feelings, good or bad. Learn about your feelings! Learn the importance of feelings. But when walking close to God, He will prompt us to do what is right. God will keep us from harm and be a blessing rather than a curse. If you have questions that need answering, check out Got Questions to help you align your feelings and emotions with God’s wisdom and plan for you and your life.
Often Satan gets into our minds to destroy us in different ways. The thing is to guard your heart and seek the truth of God’s word.
- For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline 2 Timothy 1:7.
- For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Below are links that will point you to answers to your feelings and emotions about some topics that need attention. ~ Bill Greguska
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Here Are Some Helpful Links:
- How can I overcome feelings of rejection?
- How can I control my temper?
- What does the Bible say about falling in love?
- What does the Bible say about managing/controlling emotions?
- Is it wrong for a Christian to be depressed?
Feeling And Emotions Being Like A Train Analogy?
Feelings are like the caboose, and wisdom is like the engine. People often get the two mixed up, allowing their emotions to run the train (their life) instead of God’s wisdom that God has given us in his word. ~ Bill Greguska.
Out Of These 193 Feelings: How Many Did You Experience Last Week?
- Do you allow God to help you process your feelings, or do you do what feels right?
- Trying to include God in your dealing with your feelings, you will feel much more peace and find that doing God’s will is always better than doing your own will!
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Jeremiah 17:9 ESV
The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Proverbs 28:26 ESV
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
James 1:20 ESV
For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
2 Timothy 3:2-4 ESV
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV
But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God, who tests our hearts.
James 1:19 ESV
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Proverbs 4:23 ESV
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
John 16:33 ESV
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Proverbs 16:32 ESV
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
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