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Maintaining Emotional Balance (2)

Dear Reader,

Peace and Blessing in the name of Jesus Christ! We began this month with learning about our emotions and the actual reasons why humans were created with emotions. However, just knowing these alone is not all there is about emotions. We should know how to control it and danger signs to watch out for so we do not fall victims of the effect of negative use of our emotions.

Firstly, let’s understand some of the manifestations of uncontrolled emotions:

Manifestations of Uncontrolled Emotions

  • Worries: Most people that worry alot over little things are those who cannot control their emotions. Yes, challenges occur daily, but worrying never brings solutions to them, rather it makes you sorry, depressed and sad.

Abraham was 100 years old without a child, but he didn’t give in to worries. Rather the Bible says he was strong in faith, giving glory to God (Romans 4:20). That gave him the miracle he had long expected. One thing that worry does is to tie you to the past and those who are tied to the past never see or experience the good of the future.

  • Jealousy: This is a very dangerous emotional defect. Jealousy might come when you feel others are getting ahead of you, you feel insecure about their progress or when you compare yourself with others. However, instead of been jealous of other, you can find out what makes for their constant progress and try to adopt same. Also learn to be happy for others, so the good happenings in their lives can as well be extended to you.

The truth is: To be totally free from jealousy you must ask God to reveal yourself to you, then live as you are destined to. Remember, jealousy always opens the door to the enemy. You will not be destroyed in Jesus’ name!

  • Anger: This comes out of a feeling of displeasure and lack of satisfaction. Everyone gets angry at one point or another, but our ability to put our anger in control proves our level of spiritual maturity. The Bible says: Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:26-27).

So it is important therefore, to always keep your anger in check, try not to speak too often when angry and watch your actions at this point. This will culminate in a distinguished life.

We have known some of the negative emotional outburst, but we must also learn how to keep how emotions balanced.

How to control your Emotions

  • Fill your Mind with the Word of God: Emotion is comes from the mind, and until the mind is renewed you might not be able to gain a balance in your emotions. One way to renew your mind is to feed your mind daily with God’s Word. The Bible says:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2).

To be emotionally balanced, you need to read, mediate and practise the Word daily until your mind is saturated with it and you become a practical example of the Word of God.

  • Beware of Bitterness: As seen above, we can deduce that one major cause of anger and jealous is bitterness. It is written: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; (Hebrews 12:15)

Bitterness embitters destiny, so flee from it. Do not let anyone or the successes of other break your heart, you do not have a spare. You must guide your emotions with all sense of responsibility.

  • Learn Contentment: Godliness with content, the Bible says is a great gain (1 Timothy 6:6). You do not have any reason to compare yourself with anyone. The phase you are right now is good enough for your today. So, learn to handle it with joy and contentment, while you look ahead to a better tomorrow.
  • Be Prayerful: I have discovered that raying in the Holy Spirit is the best way to bring your emotions under control. It builds you up and diffuses every form of anxiety. Remember the Bible says: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1 Peter 5:7). God cares about you spirit, soul and body; so, when you communicate your need for emotional balance to Him in prayers, He will surely grant you that which you desire.

Today, I decree that whatever you might have lost in the past as a result of uncontrolled emotions, God will not only restore it to you, but according to Isaiah 61:7, He will give you double. It is well with you!

However, you must understand that there is a foundation to receiving help from God and that is through Jesus Christ. You must first accept Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life by confessing and forsaking your sins.

Therefore, if you have not done that or you might have probably walked away from the vow you have made to Him in the past. You must say this prayer in faith right away:

Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me.  Now I know I am born again!

Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name!  Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org OR call 07026385437 and 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: Singles With A Difference, The Spirit of Faith and Make Your Life Count.

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