MAINTAINING EMOTIONAL BALANCE
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
-2 Timothy 1:7-
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the name of Jesus Christ! In this month of June, you shall be ushered on to glory, honour and virtue. The joy of the Lord that surpasses all understanding shall rest upon you! Happy new month!
In this edition, I shall discuss an important topic with you titled: Maintaining Emotional Balance. Every human has emotions and these emotions are not meant to control us, but to compliment our lives. Everyone has been given the ability to put their emotions in check.
The truth is: emotional balance is essential to how much you can make your life beneficial, impactful and distinguished. Many destinies have crashed and opportunities missed because of uncontrolled emotions. Others are stagnated because they have not learnt how to use their emotions to their advantage.
You must understand that emotions are not evil. God created you as an emotional being and everything He created is good. For it is written: And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good… (Genesis 1:31).
What are Emotions?
This can be defined as strong instinctive feelings such as compassion, love, anger, worries, pride, grief, comparison, jealousy etc. From this definition, it is clear that we all have both positive and negative emotions. However, many people tend to show more of the negative emotions than the positive. They become unnecessarily angry, show extreme signs of jealousy and pride, etc., this has ruined great destinies.
If your life must be truly meaningful, you must be able to put your emotions under control and controlling your emotions is one of the fruit of the Spirit called self-control (Galatians 5:22). So, to proof that you are a child of God who has control over his spirit, your emotions must be controlled also. It is written:
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls (Proverbs 25:28).
So, for your city to be built up your emotions must be in tack. Your emotion determines your attitude which determines your altitude or how far your life will count.
What is the Purpose of Emotions?
- To make life fulfilling: Life would have been so boring without emotions. Our different emotional outburst to situations makes our everyday dealings with people interesting and these differences help us complement one another.
- To enhance our worship: Emotions enhances our worship of God. Our clapping, dancing, shouting, singing, kneeling, bowing, crying, lifting of hands, etc., are expressions of our emotion of love towards Him (Psalm 149:2-3). Without that, worship would have been a boring experience.
- To differentiate man from inanimate objects: God created man with emotions so as to differentiate us from inanimate objects. Jesus once said that if we refuse to praise Him, He would raise up stones to do that (Luke 19:40). This implies that our emotions bring praise to Him and this is one attribute unique to man.
You must understand that your attitude flow out of and are determined by your emotions. Your words and disposition is a reflection of the state of your heart. Your heart can only be right if you are genuinely connected to Jesus. This you do by accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour over your life, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.