Are you struggling with your emotions?

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It can be very easy to feel led by your emotions when surrounded with several situations that have left you no choice but to deal with it in your own strength. It can be difficult to open up to people for fear of being judged or looked down on. In this life, we will struggle. We will feel alone. We will feel hopeless, but that does not mean that we should ignite our emotions. Emotions are good, yes, but only in particular situations. They should not be used for ‘self-pity’ or attention-seeking purposes. Sometimes when you think about the time you have waited for something, and you see others around you getting that blessing you wanted, it can be very easy to start crying and feeling sorry for yourself. But we must have in our minds to always control our hearts above all things. (Proverbs 4:23).

Every one of us have our own issues. Financial, academic, spiritual, emotional, mental and social problems which can occur from external pressures. At this time and age, it seems that we find pleasure in worldly desires more than Godly desires, and this is where we feel the need to ‘attract’ our feelings into every situation. So if the guy you really liked hurt you, does that mean you should sulk until tomorrow? No, it is a sign that God is bringing you out of a negative and painful situation, and is preparing you for the man who He has in store for you. Don’t cry over people who left you, but rejoice because God knows the right people to take away and keep in your life. We cannot dictate the steps of the Lord, but what I strongly know is that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. (Psalms 37:23). When our steps are ordered by God, we will eventually walk into the blessings that are in store for us.

Tears are a very good way to release the inner pain that you cannot relate to anyone about. Crying is good for the soul. I strongly believe that every single tear that falls from our eyes means something! Tears are powerful! Tears are not a sign of weakness. Tears can be a way of fighting the enemy if you use the Spiritual Armour of God. If you are struggling with your emotions, why not ask God to help you manage them? Maybe it could be the people you are surrounded with. For all I know, bad company corrupts good manner, so now is the time to evaluate the people you have in your life, and choose wisely the ones you believe will help you overcome your feelings.

The way to control our emotions is to CONTROL OUR MIND! Everything you decide to do starts from the mind including the clothes you decide to wear, the food you buy, the people you talk to etc. We must renew our emotions through the daily output of scriptural principles. When we immerse ourselves with the Word of God, we will soon begin to realise that after all this time, we can control our emotions instead of our emotions controlling us! This is why it is not good for man to be alone. When we stay alone, so many thoughts come to mind. Thoughts of doubt, thoughts of fear, thoughts of worry, thoughts of anxiety, thoughts of rejection, thoughts of loneliness, thoughts of stress, thoughts of sorrow. These are none of our portions! Not any one of you! We have to learn how to start pouring our hearts out to God. Yes at times we do feel the need to speak to someone directly, but even God Himself is there. That is what Faith is! Although we cannot see Him, we have confidence that He will answer in our time of need.

Another word of advice: Don’t rely on your emotions as they can vary according to your circumstances. There will be times in our lives when we will hear good news and our emotions will jump up; other times we will hear sad news and feel so pitiful. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in this process. You are not alone! It is good to release the pain.

In all things give thanks to God for He is good and His mercy endures forever!! Your emotions will one day become your testimony to someone out there that is struggling to handle their emotions. Remember God cares about our emotions more than our ability to be Spiritual.

God bless you for reading!

Emotions: How to control them!

Emotions…good or bad, we have emotions.

An Emotion is a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, moods, or relationships with others. As individuals, we all have emotions. When someone we love hurts us, it can get to us. Some people take emotions lightly, some don’t. It can be hard knowing that you have an emotional weakness, but God knows how to take care of it. In this circle of life, people you love will hurt you to some extent, you may hurt others, but do not allow your emotions to control you!

Joyce Meyer Says: “We all have emotions, and they’re here to stay. I believe one of the main goals of every believer should be emotional stability. We should seek God to learn how to manage our emotions and not allow them to manage us. An excerpt from the definition I found in the dictionary states that emotions are “to excite and to move out.” Think about this: You’re out shopping for a specific item you’re in need of. You’ve made a commitment to the Lord to get out of debt. You’ve promised Him to tithe and give offerings as He directs. You’ve agreed to really watch your spending and not purchase things you don’t need. But while shopping, you discover that the stores are having a big sale of 50 percent off the already marked down merchandise. What do you do? You get excited. The more you look around, the more excited you get. Emotions are rising higher and higher. They begin to move out, and part of the devil’s plan is for you to follow your emotions.” 

God knows each and every emotion you have because He made you! It says in 1 Corinthians 10 v 13 that: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is Faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will also provide a way of escape that you may be ABLE to endure it.”

Sorrow may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning! Ladies, be encouraged that what you are going through is shaping you to be what God has made you to be! Through your emotions, feelings and even weaknesses, it is making you turn to God for help! When you decide to make God first in your life, you are making a decision to let go of all the pain you have been through in the past, or is still going through currently, and letting God take control of the situation.

We all have different trials in different seasons, but God always remains the same! He will never change! This is why we must always make time for God every morning, as He wakes us up! We do not need Faith to wake up because we believe that we already have life as Children of God! Whenever you feel lonely or isolated, just know that God is closer than you think! Do not start having a pity-party or call someone to fill the space, that’s Gods job!

Thank you for reading.

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