Peace and blessings to you, in Jesus name! It gladdens my heart to inform you that, God is always interested in equipping you to build your emotions. Naturally, managing emotions can be a hurdle but God has established the needfulness for you to build your emotions. Today, I will be teaching on a topic I titled, ‘Managing Your Emotions’.
All humans –male, female, young and old have emotions. However, these emotions are not meant to control us, but to complement our lives. Rather than controlling your emotions, many of you are being controlled by them. Managing emotions is essential to making your life beneficial, impactful and distinguished.
Many, instead of being on the mountaintop, have hidden their light under a bushel and barely exist as a result of uncontrolled emotions. Others are stagnated in life, simply because they have not learnt how to control their emotions. God created emotions and they are not evil; they only have to be managed. Any emotion that is not managed will become disastrous.
What Are Emotions?
Emotions can be defined as a strong instinctive feeling such as compassion, love, anger, worries, pride, grief, compassion, jealousy, etc. These instinctive feelings are programmed by God to raise you not to ruin you. Many amazing relationships have been destroyed because emotions were badly managed. Many destinies have been ruptured due to lack of managed emotions. For example, parents who cannot control their anger plants seeds of evil into the lives of their children. This way, the future and destinies of such children is prone to be damaged because of negative emotions like anger, and seeds of evil words sown into their lives. Some single ladies and young men have missed their future spouses for lack of control of their emotions. If that describes your situation, I believe God for a positive change of story for you, in Jesus name!
If you want to have a meaningful life and fulfil purpose, you must be able to put your emotions under control. There are certain facts about emotion that you need to know before you can effectively put it under control.
Emotions Determine Your Attitude
Emotions are mental shortcuts to determine someone’s attitude. Attitude is greatly influenced by emotions. The way you act and do things are solely dependent on how you feel per time. Bad attitudes are resultants of bad and uncontrolled emotions. Homes which are broken did not just break, it occurred because emotions were mismanaged and attitude turned sour either on the part of the husband, the wife or both. Many eligible spinsters and bachelors have allowed the root of bitterness to spring up in them, allowing their present state of singleness to make them react negatively to everyone around them. God weighs the intent of your heart and your attitude towards God can guarantee your success. Therefore, manage your emotions appropriately.
Emotions Influence Your Speech
The Bible says, A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger (Proverbs 15:1). The tongue is a fruit-bearing member of your body. What you say is what becomes of you in life. When you are angry, afraid, anxious, or depressed; it affects what you say if you do not manage these emotions. Your speech can be altered with negative words. Words spoken can never be reversed, but if you manage your emotions, negative words will be averted.
However, as a man, you can never manage your emotions naturally; you need a supernatural force to intervene and help you manage your emotions. This supernatural force can only overtake your natural mind when you accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. Therefore, if you have made up your mind to make this decision, say this prayer of faith: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin, pride, arrogance and self-pity and all the lies of satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom, in Jesus name! Amen.
Congratulations! Now you have been empowered with grace to overcome negative emotions. Today, you will begin to see changes and transformations in your emotions and whatever maybe an obstacle that may come your way! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through email@example.com, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
More so, to be fully acquainted with what it takes to live a spirit-filled controlled life, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Make your Life Count, The dignity of a Believer, Nurturing the Incorruptible seed and Salvation the Way of Escape.