Emotions are a part of who we are. God gave us emotions when He created us, so obviously they can’t be too bad. We must learn, however how not to let our emotions get the best of us. It is so easy to get caught up in the moment and just go off. We have to have the self-control to remain calm, get our thoughts together handle the situation accordingly. We cannot allow the cares of life to cause us to get overly emotional.
I am not saying we should ignore our emotional needs. I believe that God gave them to us for a reason. At the end of the day, you end up hurting yourself more than helping yourself by ignoring them completely. If you are feeling frustrated or aggravated don’t let it fester and build up in your mind. First and foremost you must acknowledge that those feelings are not of God at all, Satan is the author of confusion and frustration. Acknowledging it gives you the opportunity to use the power that God has given you over the enemy. The minute you see him operating in your life, you rebuke him and put him in his place. Next, you must get to the root of the issue, whatever the root is. What is the bottom line behind the issue you have going on? Then lastly, deal with it. Now and days seem like it’s easier for people to just brush stuff off, which in the end makes the small stuff turn into great big stuff.
Communication is also a great remedy. If you feel down or discouraged, get around or talk to loved ones who you know will encourage you. Maybe you can’t talk about it like you want to, try writing it down. Do whatever you need to do to express yourself. Acknowledge that the issue exists, dig up the root (get to the bottom of it), and deal with it. This is how you overcome. Always remember that you are a whole person, this means body, soul and spirit. With the body, soul and spirit there has to be balance. You can’t focus on or pay more attention to one and not the others. Ask God and he will instruct you on how to be strong in all areas of your life, particularly in regards to dealing with your emotions. Whatever you do, don’t neglect your emotions. With His help, we have to learn how to use everything He gave us in a manner that is pleasing unto Him. #iDeclare #DontNeglectYourEmotions
Father God in the name of Jesus, I thank you for the emotions you have given me. Help me to know how to deal with my emotions properly. I decree and declare that I will not get overly emotional about the cares of life and I will also not completely ignore my emotions. I will acknowledge, dig up the root and deal with all situations in my life. In Jesus Name, Amen.
1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
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.”