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Ways and Ideas to Deal with Emotions

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Life would be really boring without emotions. Fortunately, God created us to experience life with emotions–but He never intended for us to be ruled and controlled by them. Out-of-control emotions make life miserable. As people who want to fulfill purpose, we can’t afford to let emotions run our lives.

I can’t imagine someone wanting to be under control of damaging emotions. Yet when bad things start to happen, most people feel completely powerless to prevent negative emotions from dominating them. They don’t realize that they have authority over heir emotions, and it is within their power to harness them.

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The word of God tells us,

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

This is just one of many scriptures that tell us to rejoice in all circumstances. God wouldn’t have commanded us to control our emotions if we could’t do it. The simple fact that we are commanded to rejoice and to praise God at all times is proof that we can. God says we can harness our emotions, but our society encourages us to do the exact opposite. They say you have to vent, and let it all out, holding nothing back. But that isn’t true.

Yes we can be hurt by a lot of things around us and we can have negative emotional reactions to upsetting circumstances; but we can deny those emotions the opportunity to rule over our lives.

I remember an instance when i was evangelizing around the city where i lived. I was talking to this lady i met outside her house and suddenly she got so mad to the point that she asked me to leave her alone or she will hit me and break my head. Initially, i was not happy, for a second i wanted to talk back, but i didn’t.

I knew that Jesus loved her, and i knew that i had love, joy, and peace abiding in my born-again spirit. (Galatians 5:22). So i denied anger the privilege of retaliating.

I quietly left her and kept on preaching. I was able to operate from my born again spirit rather than from my emotions.

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The inability to harness your emotions when somebody spits in your face, hits you, ignores you, or stabs you in the back, will put you in bondage. You aren’t free if emotions are dictating your behavior. The circumstances of your life are going to dominate you as long as you allow your emotions to govern you.

Instead of allowing depression and discouragement and other negative emotions to overrule you, recognize that the bible tells us to e strong and of good courage in the face of trying circumstances (Joshua 1:9). I don’t mean to be offensive, but in a spiritual sense, every time you indulge in negative emotions it’s like planting a seed inside of you that’s going to grow into a sin, which eventually brings destruction.

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. John 4:1

When bad news comes don’t give in to the temptation to let negative emotions like fear and depression rush in and take control of you. Instead, make the choice to rejoice in the LORD and remember that you have God’s love, joy, and peace abiding in your born again spirit.

Even when life is going great, you still need to harness your emotions because that is where sin is conceived. Avoid the conception in your emotions, and you won’t find yourself in a fight to avoid giving birth to sin.

What other ways can we harness our emotions. Share your thought below.

May you be fulfilled in your journey to destiny.

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