Is this Your Name Tag?
We live in a society where feelings are large and in charge. Many times we hear and even say….
“How do you feel today? “How do you feel about that?” What do you think?” “Go with your gut feeling.” “Do what feels right.” “That is just me.” If it feels good it has to be good.” “Moody, I am in the mode for…” “Just do it.” “Not tomorrow now!”
… but emotions should not lead your life.
When you allow your emotions and desires to take the driving seat, God is not in charge. Dethroning God in our lives and putting our feelings on the throne instead is not an insignificant thing! It brings chaos, heartache, and unhappiness. Even though the stormy ocean of emotions can be overwhelming it must be dealt with or it will drown us soon or later. If you are experiencing the weight of emotions do not fear, you do not need to be another casualty. Don’t let it claim your life. You are not powerless. Let God be in charge.
It is possible to sail your lifeboat through the stormy ocean of emotions and make it to safe harbor if God, and not your emotions, sits on the throne of your life! You cannot do this in your own strength, but with God all things are possible; and you do have the ability to do and accomplish all things with and through Him. (Mark 10:27) If God is on the throne of your life your negative emotions will surrender and make room for healthy expressions or emotions. Let God be in charge.
**Untamed emotions will- Complicate things- Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 19:3, Proverbs 12:16, Proverbs 14:29, Get you in trouble- Proverbs 16:32, Proverbs 19:11, Proverbs 15:18 Proverbs 29:20, Cause friends to steer away from you – Proverbs 19:19, Proverbs 22:24-25
**Healthy Emotions will bring joy and keep depression away. Proverbs 21:23, Proverbs 18:14, Proverbs 17:22, Proverbs 15:15, Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 16:20
A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13
Proverbs 4 Today
About the Author: I have chosen to live my life as an open book and on this blog I will share the things that catch my attention as I journey through life . I have no need to pretend I am perfect or hide that sometimes I am broken. Living life with transparency is a joy that I am embracing more and more every day and that actually showers me with freedom, joy and much desired sweet peace. You can find me on the web at http://huayni.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/hello-my-name-is-emotions-and-i-am-a-broken-spirit%e2%80%a6/