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50 Days of Transformation

How to Deal With How You Feel

February 6-7, 2016
  1. Introduction

    1. Mark 12:29-30 (NAS) 29“The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; 30AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’”
  2. Understanding Our Emotions

    1. God has emotions.

    2. Your ability to feel is a gift from God.

    3. There are two extremes to avoid in dealing with our emotions.

      1. “Emotionalism” is what happens when you believe the lie, “All that matters is how I feel.”

      2. “Stoicism” - - Stoics believe that feelings can’t be trusted and are, therefore, extraneous, immaterial, and unimportant.

  3. Why Must I Learn to Manage My Emotions?

    1. Because my feelings are often unreliable

      1. Proverbs 14:12 (NAS) There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
    2. Because I don’t want to be manipulated

      1. Proverbs 25:28 (NAS) Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit.
    3. Because I want to succeed in life

  4. How to Manage Unwanted Feelings

    1. You name it

      1. “What am I really feeling?”

      2. “What triggered this?”

    2. You challenge it

      1. Psalm 26:2 (NAS) Examine me, O LORD, and try me; test my mind and my heart.
    3. You either channel it or change it

      1. Every day ask God to fill you with His Spirit.

      2. Every day ask God to help you manage your mouth.

      3. Proverbs 10:19 (NAS) When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.

  5. Conclusion