It’s early morning as I write these words. I looked out earlier to discover a frost gently laying across our hills and valley. It is beautiful!
I used to not be an early morning person but for some reason as I’ve grown older….actually over this past year…I’ve realized a likening for early morning.
I fix my first cup of coffee, turn on the local news and journal a bit then read The Word and plan out my day.
I so need His Word to direct my day and calm my emotions. I clearly remember when I used to be lead by my radical emotions which often got me into trouble! Now I’m learning to tell my emotions to be quiet and give a listen to what The Spirit is saying to me! Keeps me outta trouble that way!
There is nothing wrong with emotions at all! I believe they are a beautiful gift from our Poppa God to us. He has emotions and we are made in His image so it stands to reason we will have them as well. However it is what we do with them that counts!
How many of you have been at the store and get to witness a child having a temper fit?
It’s not a pleasant experience for sure.
I wonder if our Poppa God looks at us when we’re throwing a temper fit cuz we didn’t get our way shaking His head?
Honestly there have been times when I’ve seen older children throw themselves on the floor frailing and thrashing about and I wanted to spank their bottom! That is not acceptable behavior!
Our Poppa God is a loving Heavenly Father and I believe He expects us to behave in a mature manner as we grow older.
And because He is a loving Father He will discipline us as needed. He does not think up ways to beat us over the head with a baseball bat; no, He loves us and will provide instructions to help guide us.
How do we keep our emotions under control instead of allowing them to control us?
1. Read His Word
The Bible is our life instruction book. We really have no excuse for not knowing how to behave or which way to go for it’s all in the Word! There are many examples of how we are to conduct our self all throughout these pages.
2. Wise Counsel
It’s so vitally important to have those who are mature in the Lord that are willing to journey with you on your path. But take care here, not everyone has your best interest at heart! Choose those mentors wisely! Ask Poppa who it is He’d have you counsel with.
3. Use Your Written Words
I have been journaling since I was a young girl. It’s been very beneficial for me to do so especially as I’ve gotten older to write down my thoughts. I am now able to see patterns of behavior, whether good or bad, that I can either enhance or chose to change.
So often we fear change which actually we’re fearful of the unknown. But again, if we are following hard after Poppa then we have nothing to fear!
I’m finally learning to face my fears by stopping and turning to face whatever fear it maybe and deal with it. No it’s not always easy and my emotions can get all whacked outta place but it is necessary if I intend to grow!
What emotions do you struggle with?
What are some of the ways you have learned to control your emotions?
I pray you have a beautiful day!!