Topic: Don’t Let Your Emotions Control You [TREM’s Devotional Tuesday April 3, 2018]
“Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV
First of all, let’s look at the dictionary definition of emotions. It is an effective state of consciousness, in which joy, fear, hate or the likes, are experienced. Emotions canals can be described as any strong feelings activated by experiencing love, hate, fear etc., accompanied by certain physiological changes as increased heartbeat and respiration, and often resulting to laughing, crying or joy.
God gave us our emotions but you can control it, depending on what you are hearing. That is why it is important for you to know what you ought to think about. Think the Word! Don’t just think about just every other thing. This is important. Do not allow your negative circumstance to control you. Choose your thoughts wisely.
Where your emotion goes, your thought goes. Your thoughts determine the direction of your emotions. In order to control your emotions, therefore, you must pay attention to your thoughts. Negative thoughts are meant to control your life in order to abort the God-ordained destiny for your life. That is why there is so much negativism. Everyday good things are happening but you will be shocked how much bad news spread faster. If you begin to build your imaginations on these negative thoughts, then you are in trouble.
The world that we live in today is infested with demonic activities and wickedness. Strange things happen, so there is every tendency to become discouraged. There is every tendency for your emotions to become affected. But we are sons and daughters of the Most-High that have the life of God in us. We have the Holy Spirit. We have the ability to control our emotions. This is very important because your emotions will go in the direction of your thoughts.
Further Reading: Philippians 4:1-8
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Judges 19-21; Evening- Luke 7:31-50
If you missed yesterday devotional click to read “TREM’s Daily Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo’’
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.