GET HOLD OF YOUR EMOTIONS (2)
Last week, we began a teaching titled: Get Hold of Your Emotions! We found out that our emotions are good because they are created by God but, they must be put under control otherwise they will truncate our destinies. Today, I shall continue on this series by examining this topic: Your Emotions Determine your Attitude
Do you know that many ladies have missed their husbands for lack of control of their emotions? It will surprise you to know that the destinies of many precious children that God has put into the hands of many mothers have been shattered for the same reason. For instance, a mother is angry with her children and begins to curse them and that curse follows them all the days of theirs lives and she regrets the words she spoke. If that describes what happened to you, wherever you have missed it in time past, I see God restoring double to you of that which has been lost, in Jesus’ name!
.Your emotions determine your attitude and your attitude determines your altitude. Many men and women with bad attitudes are simply victims of uncontrolled emotions. For example, a woman allows her emotions to control her and affect her attitude in the home. If care is not taken, her home will soon be broken-not because of the devil, mind you, but because she left her emotions unchecked. What about the one who is offended because all her mates are married and she is not. She may even be thinking, ‘What is God still doing?’ I don’t miss church, I serve him faithfully; what else am I supposed to do?’ She may not tell anyone, but her emotions are moving her towards a dead end. Before you know it, rather than dancing and rejoicing, she begins to shed tears. Someone asks ‘why?’ The answer is uncontrolled emotions! So, instead of bringing God’s blessing closer, she succeeds in pushing them farther away and the devil says, ‘You have done everything better than those who are standing there with their husbands’. Yes, that is the truth!’ You had better take it easy! If you are offended in God, who will help you? However, in case you really think that God has hurt you, please forgive Him.
So, attitude tends to flow out of emotions, but I see all negative attitudes of your life drop off you right now!
Emotions Affect Your Speech.
Your tongue is a fruit-bearing member of your body. What you say is what becomes your lot in life. For instance, in some homes, , there is terrible tension between the man and the woman because before the man says, ‘One’, the wife has said, One to ten’! The man looks at her and thinks, ‘What can I do to stop this woman?’ and he gives her a dirty slap! What is the cause? An uncontrolled tongue, fuelled by uncontrolled emotion! It is time to ask yourself, ‘What is my speech like?’If it is uncontrolled, then you have to deal with your emotions. The Bible says: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21).
Mothers, what is your speech like at home, particularly towards your children? They just returned home on vacation; instead of coming first, they came last, and you say, ‘I have always known that your head is not correct’ Don’t you know your child is an extension of yourself? So, if he is coming last, we should ask you what you are feeding him with. Many men and women are excited singers in church, but when you get to their places of work or their homes, you encounter the real them. Their children, husbands or wives can tell you about them better.
Most times, I cannot understand how a man or woman can rise up and beat his wife or husband. That is an extreme case of a person absolutely out of control emotionally. My husband would often say, “A man that beats his wife will be construed as being mentally imbalanced, because he is actually beating himself.” The Bible says: And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh(Matthew 19:5-6).
It is important for us to understand the purpose of emotions. In other words, why did God create us with emotions? Why did He not just create us with something that we will not need to control?
To Make Life Fulfilling:
Life would have been so boring without emotions; but because of our emotions, life can be so fulfilling. Is it not true that we all have different emotional responses to situations and events? It is these differences that help us complement one another and make life interesting and fulfilling. From now, life will no longer be a burden to you!
To Enhance Our Worship
Emotions enhance our worship of God. That is not to say, if you are not emotional you cannot worship God well. But, when you are emotional in your worship, you are easily touched by the presence of God; you may even find yourself crying at times etc. Psalm 150:6 says: Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
To Differentiate Us from Inanimate Objects
God has given us a mind to differentiate us from inanimate objects. You know that Jesus said that if we refuse to praise Him the stones would rise up and praise Him (Luke 19:40). So, our emotional worship differentiates us from inanimate objects.
Well, I don’t want you to have a sense of condemnation if you have been doing these things in times past, but you must tell yourself, “No more!” because you have what it take to control your emotions. God’s Word says: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14).
To be a partaker of this grace, you must first be a child of God and this is by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: 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 personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
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